Earlier we had a line of thunderstorms in the south Willamette Valley; now it has turned more into a cluster of heavier showers and a few embedded lightning strikes. Two strikes in the past 15 minutes near Marquam/Molalla areas.
These showers will continue to head north-northeastward, so anyone could still see a flash of lightning or rumble of thunder. Best chance is closer to the Cascades.
Severe thunderstorm watch for much stronger storms continues for extreme Eastern Oregon until midnight. Watch out in La Grande and Baker City! Yikes, I see a tornado watch was just issued for areas east of the Continental Divide in Montana too.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen