PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Heavy rain began falling late Wednesday night and many parts of Oregon were soaked by Thursday morning.
Standing water is already becoming a problem in various parts of the Portland metro area. Residents are taking precautions at this time.
Thursday looks wet from start to finish, with the heaviest rain and wind holding off until late afternoon/evening.
A high wind watch goes into effect Thursday afternoon at the coast. It continues through Friday afternoon. Wind gusts of 65 to 75 mph are possible Thursday evening along the beaches.
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In addition, expect dangerous surf with swells as large as 30 feet. Rain totals will be impressive — 2 to 4 inches is possible at the coast and in the Coast Range Thursday.
Clatsop, Tillamook, Wahkiakum and Pacific Countiess are under urban and small flood advisories from the National Weather Service.
Heavy rain caused flooding on Hwy 6 near milepost 20 in Tillamook County.
Residents are hoping the power stays on through the night at the coast.
“The thing that I’m concerned about is the high winds and we’ve got temporary power poles and stuff like that up due to the highway project and there’s a pretty high danger of power outage and I have noticed the lights flickering off and on,” said Tillamook resident Nathan Pender.
There were been reports of outages in northern cities including Rockaway and Seaside.
The National Weather Service reported gusts of 103 mph in Oceanside.
While rain will be fairly constant throughout the day, it becomes downright heavy in the evening.
When the front passes, wind picks up and the rain will be pounding. Expect 1 to 2 inches of rain Thursday and gusts of 30 to 40 mph up and down I-5 Thursday evening.
Friday starts breezy with on and off showers. Some of these showers will be intense. Expect passing downpours throughout the afternoon.
The biggest storm we’re watching, remnants of Typhoon Songda, arrives Saturday afternoon.
Expect heavy rain and strong wind Saturday afternoon and night. This storm has the potential to be one of the strongest wind storms we’ve seen in several years.
Active weather continues early next week. Another wet and windy system pushes onshore Tuesday.
Sandbag locations (will be updated as more locations are added)
Fire District 1, Station 4 – 6600 SE Lake Road, Milwaukie
Fire District 1, Station 14 — 28655 SE Hwy 212, Boring
Fire District 1, Station 18 – 32200 Judd Road off Hwy 21, Eagle Creek
Lake Oswego: Hazelia Field, 17800 Stafford Rd (parking lot).
Camas: Old Grass Valley Fire Station located at 4010 NW Astor Street.
Hillsboro: NE Veterans Dr & NE 28th Ave. This is a self-serve filling station.