WEATHER ALERT: Wind and rain will impact the Northwest today, advisories and warnings in place

Wind gusts will range from 30-50MPH across Eastern Washington and Oregon Thur. afternoon, with higher gusts possible in the higher terrain and along the western coastline.

UPDATE: A High Wind Warning will be in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 2 (today) across the eastern slopes of the Cascades. Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

UPDATE: A Wind Advisory will be in effect from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 2 (today) across the Columbia Plateau. Strong winds couuld blow down tree limbs or cause power outages across the region. In anticipation of this event, you may want to secure objects on and around your property.


TRI-CITIES — A cold front arrives and delivers periods of steady rain and gusty winds across Eastern Washington and Oregon.

Wind gusts will range from 30-50MPH across the Yakima Valley, Tri-Cities and Walla Walla Thursday afternoon, with higher winds possible in the higher terrain and along the western coastline of the Northwest.

The First Alert Weather Team has been tracking the computer model data closely ahead of today’s projected wind event. Right now, winds look to be strong enough to knock lids off of trash cans and blow Halloween/fall decorations out of your yards. Make sure to trim dead tree branches and secure loose items outside your homes before winds pick-up after 11am.

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Tomorrow (Thursday): Expect periods of rain throughout the day. The rain could be heavy at times for the morning commute. Wind gusts in the afternoon will range from 30-45MPH. Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s.

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