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Isolated Strong Storms for the Pacific Northwest Monday

13 Nov 2017, 10:11 am

More active weather is on the way for the Pacific Northwest this week.  One weather system after another will continue to push through the region bring heavy rain and higher elevation snow.  Isolated strong storms will be possible for Monday afternoon and evening.

Set-Up

A cold front moved through during the early morning hours and brought some scattered showers and isolated storms.  The thunderstorm chances will be increasing later in the day with a second wave of energy morning in out of the Eastern Pacific.  The severe weather risk has been downgraded to just a general risk of storms…but there still could be some strong storms producing damaging winds.

Threats

Damaging winds and heavy rain will be the main weather threats Monday.  If any storms develop they could produce wind gusts over 40 mph.  This will lead to downed trees and power lines…so this area will need to be prepared for power outages.  There are already some reports of power outages in parts of Washington due the strong storms and high winds from early Monday morning.

High rain totals will also be part of the forecast over the next few days with the potential for several inches along the Pacific Coast.

Timing

The latest timing for the next round of showers and storms will be for the early afternoon through the early evening.  We are not done there…more rain is on the way for Tuesday and Wednesday as well!

Meteorologist Patrick Crawford

 

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