...Potential for flooding Saturday night through Monday for northwest Oregon and southwest Washington rivers...
A storm system developing over the Pacific is expected to bring heavy rain to the Pacific northwest Saturday evening through Sunday. As of now...it looks like the heaviest rain will be in the north Oregon Coast Range and the north Oregon and South Washington Cascades...but this forecast is uncertain. Meteorologists will be keeping a close eye on the development of this storm. This is a classic atmospheric river event that could produce some areas of very heavy rain.
Rainfall amounts are currently projected as 5 to 8 inches for the coast...Coast Range and Cascades...with 2 to 5 inches for valley locations. Snow levels will be high...well above pass level...for most of this event. If we get these amounts of rain or more... there will likely be flooding on area rivers and creeks Saturday night through Monday.
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