Just a quick note to let you know we’re done with the strong wind until at least early Sunday afternoon. You can just barely see the cold front on the radar way out on the far eastside of the metro area:
That was the line that briefly gave all of us a tremendous downpour between 5-7pm.
As the cold front passed, winds turned much lighter and switched direction a bit more to the southwest than south. The peak windspeeds turned out almost exactly as expected, with 60-70 mph gusts (even a few higher) at the Coast and 35-45 mph gusts here in the metro area. PDX officially ended up with a 43 mph gust around 2:15pm and again with the cold front passage during the 6 O’Clock hour.
Still plenty of rain to go this evening and that’ll give us some localized flooding the next few hours! But that will taper off after 10pm as well.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen