February 17 2019
PORTLAND, Oregon – The Portland area and the Northwest has a strong windstorm warming, one of the strongest of the season so far. It's expected to bring strong winds with utility damage and power interruptions, as well as a heavy flood watch.
Overnight, the storm is expected to increase in intensity with a serious Tuesday morning commute.
There could be some flooding around the downtown Portland area.
City crews worked through the day to clear some storm drains but debris will likely still create a big problem with water pooling in streets.
Drivers should slow down and remember not to drive through standing water without first checking its depth.
Finally, check public service alerts for any changes due to the weather.
Photo: A pedestrian walks through flooding on 10th Avenue and Hoyt Street as heavy rain drenches Portland on Monday. The National Weather Service on Monday issued a flood watch for much of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. (Sturat Tomlinson / The Oregonian)