New storm warning issued

Strongest winds predicted for Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a storm warning for the Portland area for Monday through Wednesday.

The warning was updated early Monday to include a high wind warning for most of Tuesday. Winds are expected to be especially strong Tuesday, with gusts between 20 and 45 miles per hour expected to develop in northern Willamette Valley locations and spread to the central and southern valley as the day continues. Damage to trees and power lines are predicted. The winds should begin to diminish overnight Tuesday.

According to the first alert, two strong frontal systems are bringing the potential for winds and heavy precipitation to the region. Depending on the track of the systems, the possibility exists for extremely strong winds and heavy rainfall. Temperatures should be high enough that snow will not fall below mountain levels, however.

Some flooding is also possible.

'Fairly heavy precipitation totals are possible across the region. This could lead to flooding issues in some of the faster responding streams and rivers in the region,' the alert says.