Lightning, storms roll through Portland metro

Storms, gusty winds and small hail possible

A lightning strike in Lebanon, Oregon, Aug. 12, 2014 (Report It: Casey Baarson)
A lightning strike in Lebanon, Oregon, Aug. 12, 2014 (Report It: Casey Baarson)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — An active afternoon of weather is expected in the Portland metro area with storms, gusty winds and small hail possible.

A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for Multnomah and Clackamas counties, but that expired. However, there is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 8 p.m. for areas east of the Portland metro.

A lightning strike in Lebanon, Oregon, Aug. 12, 2014 (Report It: Casey Baarson)
A lightning strike in Lebanon, Oregon, Aug. 12, 2014 (Report It: Casey Baarson)

Storms near Corvallis and Albany headed up the Willamette Valley. A number of lightning strikes were seen in the Portland metro area around 11 a.m.

Some people are experiencing power outages in Clackamas, Washington and Yamhill counties. As of 5:50 p.m, about 130 customers were affected.

Hundreds of lightning strikes hit the Coast Range Tuesday morning, and the threat of storms continues Wednesday, with temperatures falling into the 70s.

Lingering showers are expected Thursday, then dry, warmer and pleasant Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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