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More high winds, rain for Northwest

December 18, 2018

SEATTLE (AP) — Another round of high winds and heavy rain was drenching western Washington and Oregon.

The National Weather Service had issued a high wind warning with gusts expected to reach 60 miles per hour or more Monday evening on the coasts, with winds reaching 40 miles per hour possible in the interior.

Authorities say the Portland, Oregon, area could see up to 3 inches of rain into Tuesday, raising concerns about flooding and landslides.

Forecasters also warned of ponding and urban flooding in inland valleys and said river flooding is possible. They expect 1 to 3 inches of rain in inland valleys.

On Friday high winds toppled trees and power lines, causing tens of thousands to lose power and roads to be closed across Washington and Oregon.

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