Pouring Rain for Portland

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
October 15, 2012; 1:06 PM ET
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The latest in a series of drenching storms will blow in from the Pacific Ocean and can bring 0.50 to 1.00 inch of rain to the Portland, Ore., area.

The bulk of the rain will fall during Monday afternoon and the first half of Monday night, when the rain can be heavy enough to cause brief urban flooding problems and slow travel for a time.

Winds will not be especially strong in most areas, with gusts generally under 30 mph, but can briefly more powerful over the passes and in the mountains of Washington.

Snow levels will be very high, well above pass levels with the storm.

Showers will linger in the wake of the storm during Tuesday. However, the sun could break through briefly later in the day.

High pressure will move Wednesday into Thursday with generally rain-free conditions and some sunshine.

Another system with rain is forecast to affect the area Thursday night into Friday. Chilly air and showers may linger over the weekend.

Rain over the weekend brought a general 0.25 to 0.50 of an inch to Portland over the weekend. An inch of rain fell on portions of the Oregon and southern Washington coasts.


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