Storms, heavy rain to move in Thursday evening

Storms could produce hail, strong winds, and heavy rain

Posted: Sep 17, 2020 11:01 AM
Updated: Sep 17, 2020 12:05 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- It's a smoggy start to the morning.

Some sun will try to sneak through the clouds and smoke this afternoon which will warm us up. This warming will create an unstable environment, which will set the stage for storms this evening as a trough of low pressure moves onshore.

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The intensity of the storms will depend on whether or not we get ample sunshine. If the smoke remains stubborn, then the lower atmosphere will remain stable, thus limiting the chances of storms. However, as a westerly flow returns this afternoon, we should see some decent thinning of the smoke.

Storms will fire up between 5 and 8 p.m. and last for a few hours, ending prior to midnight. Off and on showers will continue Friday, but they'll be non-severe.

The biggest threats tonight will be small hail, damaging winds, and potential flooding. In fact, the dry vegetation won't absorb rainfall very quickly, therefore, any heavy rain will run off which could cause issues. For that reason, Flash Flood Warnings have been issued for parts of Linn, Lane, and Douglas counties this evening.

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Multnomah9055160
Marion5733108
Washington568175
Umatilla334444
Clackamas308165
Lane232627
Malheur190938
Jackson16506
Deschutes111013
Yamhill98515
Linn79815
Polk64815
Jefferson6039
Morrow5436
Lincoln51513
Union4652
Benton4366
Klamath4083
Wasco34715
Douglas3455
Hood River2771
Josephine2633
Columbia2561
Clatsop2410
Coos2360
Baker1143
Crook1032
Tillamook700
Curry571
Wallowa422
Lake340
Harney230
Sherman180
Gilliam110
Grant110
Wheeler10
Unassigned00
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Roseburg
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