Banks, Flooding, Weather

Heavy rain could cause flooding in Coast Range, northwestern Oregon creeks and rivers

The Portland office of the National Weather Service warned that heavy rains expected to begin Wednesday night could bring flooding along creeks and rivers in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.

In a hydrologic outlook published early Wednesday morning, the federal weather agency also noted that landslides were possible near steep terrain. 

What’s known as an atmospheric river is expected to push into the Pacific Northwest Wednesday through Friday, and in the northern Oregon Coast Range and other mountain locales, anywhere from six to 12 inches of rain could fall during those days. 

On the valley floor, one to three inches is possible, while two to five inches of rain . . .

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