Banks, Flooding, Weather

Flood watch issued for weekend

Clouds form over the Gales Creek Valley at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Photo: Chas Hundley

With heavy rain in the forecast, a flood watch has been issued by the Portland branch of the National Weather Service for this weekend, beginning Saturday at 4 p.m. through Sunday at 10 p.m.

The area under the watch — a flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts — is widespread, including portions of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. The Coast Range and Willamette Valley are both named as areas of concern.

The Portland NWS said that areas in the Cascades that were burned by this year’s fires could see debris flows across the landscape as a series of fronts bring heavy rain to much of the area. 

“Landslides and debris . . .

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