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Weather service warns of flooding as storm builds over the Pacific

Massive amounts of rain are headed toward northern Oregon this weekend, bringing the potential for flooding.

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement that cautions residents that five to eight inches could fall in the Coast and Cascade ranges, while valley locations could see two to five inches of rain.

Snow levels will be high, well above the mountain passes.

The weather service's statement says that the storm system is developing over the Pacific Ocean and is expected to hit Saturday evening and bring the potential for flooding on rivers and creeks through Sunday.

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