Wind picking up as storm heads toward Oregon

A wind advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. Wednesday

The US flag flaps in a stiff wind over the Hawthorne Bridge in downtown Portland, January 3, 2017 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Yes, it’s cold. But it was sunny Tuesday. And windy.

A wind advisory took effect at 6 p.m. Tuesday and lasts until 4 p.m. Wednesday for the entire Portland/Vancouver metro area. The winds will be strong enough to possibly down limbs or cause power outages.

A winter storm is on the way, but Portland will likely escape the snow on Wednesday. But the snow increases in southern-central and eastern Oregon, with heaviest accumulations in the south and central regions.

It’ll stay sunny and cold on Thursday and Friday, but it could get wet on Saturday. Snow and freezing rain is likely on Saturday until the temps warm up.

Stay with the KOIN 6 Weather Team for all the latest details.

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