Hurricane Force Coastal Winds and Possible Flooding

An epic change in the weather pattern is underway across the Pacific northwest this week. Mother Nature will be delivering us a one-two punch. The second punch likely to be the knock-out punch.

Let’s get started: A cold front blasted through the metro this morning carrying with it moderate to heavy rain and gusty winds. Most of the wind and rain will taper off today before that “number two” punch gets underway tonight.

A much stronger front will move in and stall over the region tomorrow bringing potentially 80 mph wind gusts to the Coast. Winds in the Valley could gust to 40 mph too. Coupled with extremely heavy rains, there is the potential for downed trees, power lines, and urban flooding. Rivers, especially near the coast, could significantly rise and a flood watch has been issued for many of the rivers near the coast. Here is an image of our in-house model 72hr rainfall amounts.
The good news is that wind and rain should taper off by Wednesday, just in time for your travel plans,

Exact rainfall amounts and wind speeds are still a bit uncertain, so stay tuned to Koin Local 6, koinlocal6.com and be sure to download our free weather app available for your iphone and android.

We’ve got you covered 24/7,
Meteorologist Matt Brode

mbrode@koin.com follow me on twitter @mattbrode

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