A series of Pacific storms, one fueled by a remnant of a typhoon, will hammer the Northwest into the weekend, with the potential for destructive winds, flooding rain, huge waves and coastal flooding in Washington, Oregon and far northern California.
Here's a breakdown of what to expect and when to expect it:
- Wednesday Night: A steady period of rain develops from west to east across Washington, central and western Oregon and northwest California.
- Thursday-Friday: A stronger pulse of heavier rain and strong winds surges into Washington, Oregon and northern California Thursday, spreading at least some rain and high-mountain snow into Idaho, western Montana, Nevada and central California. Some very high-elevation snow is also possible from the Cascades (above pass level) into the northern Rockies. High winds are expected along the immediate coast of Washington and Oregon with some strong gusts also possible in the interior later Thursday. Friday should offer a bit of a break in the Northwest.
- Saturday-Sunday: A powerful storm will track near or over parts of the Pacific Northwest Saturday, with effects lingering into Sunday. The strongest winds would occur immediately ahead of and behind the time the front sweeps through, particularly along the coast. Heavy rain, coastal flooding and at least some high-mountain snow are also expected, lingering into Sunday.
I remind readers that a man was killed last year during a windstorm when a tree fell on his car as he was driving.
Be aware and be safe.