More rain forecast for Oregon
Thursday, January 19, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The National Weather Service says a series of storms will keep western Oregon wet as residents deal with flooding in the Willamette Valley that took two lives this week in Albany.
Forecasters say the jet stream is aiming storms at the Northwest, bringing rain, mountain snow and winds through much of the upcoming week.
While rain soaks the valleys, the Cascades can expect significant snow. Forecasters say the snow level will drop Saturday, bringing the chance of snow to the higher foothills.
High winds are forecast Friday night on the coast, and as they move inland they could uproot trees in areas where the soil has been saturated and knock down power lines.