PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An overnight storm knocked out power for thousands in the Portland area, and forecasters say more gusty weather is on the way.
The National Weather Service says winds could reach 55 to 65 mph at the North Coast Saturday, with the potential for 40 mph or higher winds inland. Lightning strikes were seen offshore, and forecasters said thunderstorms could move inland.
Forecasters say colder air moving in will dump heavy snow in the Cascades, with as one to two feet possible at higher elevations. Strong winds may cause snow to blow and drift.
KGW report that 11,000 Portland General Electric customers lost power in the Portland area. U.S. Highway 20 was closed near Sweet Home for several hours Saturday morning as crews cleared downed power lines.