Powerful Storm to Slam Pacific Northwest With Rain, Wind


By Brian Thompson

After a fairly quiet few days ahead, several rounds of heavy rain, high winds and even mountain snow will impact the Pacific Northwest over the weekend and into early next week.

Travel will likely be slowed by the heavy rain, localized flooding and gusty winds from Vancouver down through Seattle and Portland.

All indications are that a powerful, early season storm system will dive into the Gulf of Alaska on Friday. The storm will not move much over the weekend before it finally weakens and moves eastward by late on Monday.

Disturbances moving around the storm will bring rounds of locally heavy rain to southwestern British Columbia, western Washington and northwestern Washington.

As the storm first establishes itself on Friday, some rain will move into western Washington and British Columbia. A powerful disturbance moving around the storm will bring the threat for locally heavy rain on…

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