Rain Continues But Flood Water Receding

Rain showers are expected throughout the rest of the night and through most of the weekend.

 

Here’s the breakdown over the next 24 hours. Details are below the graphic:

 

Another storm is bringing more heavy rain at times and strong winds late tonight. High Wind Warnings are up along the coast through early tomorrow and there is a possibility that we’ll see more trees and downed power lines with the very saturated ground conditions. Saturday afternoon stays showery with yet another blast coming early on Sunday.

 

FLOOD INFORMATION:

 

VALLEY/FOOTHILLS:

Three flood warnings in the Willamette Valley, all flooded areas have crested and are falling slowly. They’ll likely take until sometime Saturday to fall below flood stage. Click on the rivers for details:

Siuslaw (Mapleton), Mohawk & Marys (Philomath)

Willamette rivers gauges at both Corvallis and Albany are close to cresting tonight and they should both sit just below flood stage. Parts of Hwy 36 in Corvallis are down to one lane with high water creeping near the interchanges.

 

Here’s the latest levels:

 

WINDS:

High Wind Warnings have been posted along the coast through 4am Saturday. Winds should remain around 20-35 mph overnight with 50 mph gusts possible.

Very saturated grounds will likely allow for numerous downed trees and power lines late Friday into Saturday.

 

MOUNTAINS:

Snow levels will drop from 7500 feet to 2500 feet early Saturday morning. Passes and above will see 12-15″ of snow during this timeframe. Avalanche warnings are also posted for the Central and Northern Cascades with wet, heavy snow on top of lighter crusts. Lower elevations between 2000 and 4000 feet may see a few inches to half a foot.

 

Stay tuned to KEZI 9 News for the latest on this weekend’s winter weather.

 

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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