Windstorm and Rainstorm has ended (mostly) at the Oregon Coast
Most locations are seeing gusts 30-50 mph (breezy) instead of 70-100 mph just 3 hours ago since the cold front has moved onshore. The back edge of the solid and heavy rain is moving through the Coast range, so it’s just light showers from here on out at the coast.
Strongest Wind is Likely Finished In Metro Area
Peak gusts seemed to be right around noon at Hillsboro (48mph) and here at the station in Beaverton (43 mph), since then it has back off a bit. The entire central/eastside of the metro area didn’t even have strong wind, just gusts 25-40 mph briefly this morning. It might get a bit stronger over there between now and 4pm.
Heavy Rain for 1-2 more hours in Metro Area
After that it’ll just be light showers the rest of the afternoon/evening.
FLOODING IN WESTERN OREGON
Right now, 2 rivers are at/above flood stage…Nehalem and Wilson rivers near Nehalem and Tillamook. Also, the Nehalem river at Vernonia is above flood stage.
These are the only 2 rivers in western Oregon forecast to rise to/above flood stage right now.
You can see from the map below why we aren’t seeing huge flooding issues inland except on the westside in Washington & Columbia counties, the rain has been much lighter central/east valley:
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen