Heavy Rain & Possible Flooding Tuesday & Wednesday

Posted on December 14, 2018

The National Weather Service says a weather system early next week is expected to bring heavy rain to the Pacific Northwest.

While the details are uncertain, there is potential for 2 to 5 inches of rain in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington Monday night and Tuesday, with heaviest amounts in the Willapa Hills, the North Oregon Coast Range, and the west slopes of the Cascades.

Sharp rises are likely on rivers draining these areas, and minor flooding is possible Tuesday and Wednesday. The timing and location of heavy rain for this storm remains uncertain.

If conditions warrant, watches or warnings for specific areas or rivers will be issued. Monitor weather and river forecasts closely at weather.gov/portland or mobile.weather.gov.

If you live in or near a flood-prone location, this is a good time to review your preparations and action plans should flooding develop next week.

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