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Trees down, thousands lose power as storm rolls through Portland

Power outages are being reported across the Portland metro area.

What started out as a dry, sunny day, took a sudden turn late afternoon Sunday when a thunderstorm started to roll through the Portland metro area.

In the back yard of a Lake Oswego home, wind brought a tree down during a Father’s Day gathering.

Ed Allen said he was manning the barbecue at Nancy Sanchez’s home on Tualata Avenue when a branch came down. He and 15 other people took that as a cue to get inside. Then they watched from inside as the 85-foot tall tree fell toward them, crushing the grill but just barely missing the home.

Nobody was hurt. The group took it in stride and ordered pizza, using the downed tree as a bench to eat their meal.

A tree went down in the backyard of Charene Miller Simmons home in Lake Oswego during a windstrom that swept western Oregon Sunday evening. The tree destroyed their barbecue, so time to order pizza. (Charene Miller Simmons for KGW)

Photos: High winds cause outages, downed trees

Power outages were still being reported across the area Monday morning.

Check the latest power outages: Pacific Power | PGE

Temperatures reached 90 degrees in many spots inland and the upper 70s on the coast.

The coast is expected to cool down Monday, with temperatures in the 60s. Winds from the south will bring more clouds Sunday night and Monday morning.

Everywhere else will be hot, though, with temperatures hovering in the low 90s. The Cascades will continue to see a chance of showers and thunderstorms until Wednesday.

Temperatures should drop in the low 80s and upper 70s on Thursday and into next weekend.

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