The seasons have definitely changed here in the Pacific Northwest.
This morning, the National Weather Service informs us to expect breezy winds and heavy rain later this afternoon and throughout tonight.
Be aware and prepared for the the rain and please, drive cautiously. If you do experience a power outage, report this to the Clark Public Utilities PowerLine at 360-992-8000
In the text of the National Weather Service's Special Weather Statement...
A STRONG, MOISTURE LADEN FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE VALLEY LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT BRINGING HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS. THE FRONT HAS TAPPED INTO RICH SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE WITH PRECIPITABLE WATER OF 1.75 INCHES. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 0.5 TO 1 INCH ARE POSSIBLE BY TUESDAY MORNING.
THIS STORM WILL ALSO PRODUCE VERY BREEZY WINDS IN THE VALLEY LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WIND SPEEDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED.
THE WINDS MAY BREAK TREE BRANCHES OR PUSH DOWN DISTRESSED TREES.
LOCAL POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. IN ADDITION...PONDING ON URBAN STREETS MAY OCCUR THIS EVENING AS WIND-BLOWN LEAVES CLOG STORM DRAINS.