Weather alert Heavy rains set to sweep through area

first_imgAs of 11:40 p.m., the National Weather Service had canceled this alert.A band of very heavy showers was moving through the Portland metro area at 9:15 p.m. and is expected to move into Clark County by 10 p.m. and then northeast into Cowlitz and Skamania counties.This band of heavy rain was producing rain rates of around 1 inch per hour as it was moving north and will likely cause abrupt rises on small streams and creeks and other drainages. It will likely also cause water to accumulate on roadways and in and around intersections and may cause difficult driving conditions.There has also been one report of thunder, so some hail is possible as well with this band. Use extreme caution if driving through the Portland metro area and into Clark County during the next 1 to 2 hours.last_img