NWS Heavy rain minor flooding may hit Clark County early next week

first_imgA series of storms from the Gulf of Alaska will combine with an atmospheric river event to bring heavy rain and the chance of minor flooding to Southwest Washington early next week.The National Weather Service in Portland says flooding is possible Tuesday and Wednesday, according to an NWS hydrologic outlook and forecast discussion released Friday.“While the details are uncertain, there is potential for 2 to 5 inches of rain in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington Monday night and Tuesday,” the weather service said.The heaviest amounts of precipitation will hit the Willapa Hills, the North Oregon Coast Range, and the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains.Sharp rises are likely on rivers draining the three listed areas, and minor flooding is possible.The timing and location of the deluge of wet weather is uncertain. The weather service said it will issue watches and warnings for specific rivers and areas if the conditions warrant.last_img read more