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Thunderstorms, small chance of weak tornado in forecast for Clark County

Western Oregon at highest risk from Wednesday storm, according to forecasters

By , Columbian Metro Editor

April’s unsettled weather could bring potentially severe thunderstorms to Southwest Washington on Wednesday, with a risk of damaging wind gusts and large hail — and maybe even a brief weak tornado, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.

Forecasters in Portland released a statement Tuesday over social media saying areas of western Oregon from the Oregon Coast to the Willamette Valley could see gusts of up to 60 mph and hail up to 1 inch in diameter if the thunderstorms develop.

“The most likely severe weather threat on Wednesday will be damaging wind gusts,” the statement said. “Please avoid sheltering under trees (even if in a car) if threatening weather approaches your location Wednesday.”

The statement said the risk of damaging winds will be highest during the late morning and afternoon.

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