High surf and strong winds are forecast for the next few days as a record-setting storm continues to churn through the Pacific Northwest.
The weather service predicts a high surf and winds of 10 to 15 knots on Friday, and gusts of 15 to 25 knots Saturday.
Heavy rain is expected to fall through Sunday, and there could be as much as 10 inches of rain on some parts of Washington and Oregon.
A heavy snowfall is possible in the Puget Sound region on Sunday.
Winds will be in the 20 to 30 mph range as the storm moves through the region.
In the Northwest, the storm will continue through Monday, and then the next day into Tuesday.
It’s forecast that heavy snow will fall in the areas of the mountains, where the wind gusts are expected to reach 35 to 50 mph.
The storm could be dangerous for those who ride the rails.
The Washington Department of Transportation has issued a winter storm advisory for the area, which includes most of the area around Lake Washington and the Pugets.
A second advisory will be issued on Tuesday morning, warning that a dangerous storm could hit the area on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The department has posted snowfall advisories on Twitter.
It is expected that up to a foot of snow will accumulate in the area as the system moves north.
It will also move into the area near the border of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, and into British Columbia, said Dan Dibble, the department’s winter storm warning coordinator.
The National Weather Service says the winds could gust up to 70 mph on the Pugay Peninsula and the Oregon Coast.
Winds of 40 mph are also possible in Seattle.
Heavy snow could fall in northern Washington and northern Oregon, the National Weather Services said.
The storms could also create a power outage, Dibble said.
In Washington, about 20,000 customers will be without power on Friday and Saturday.
Those without power can expect to receive a notice from their utility company saying they will be disconnected from electricity on Tuesday.
“We don’t have any reports of this yet,” Dibble told the Associated Press.
In Portland, a high winds advisory has been issued for the Portland area, and the National Guard has been called to help keep the city safe. “
If we’re getting this much snow on the ground in the Pacific NW, that’s a very significant threat for power, power lines and equipment.”
In Portland, a high winds advisory has been issued for the Portland area, and the National Guard has been called to help keep the city safe.
High winds, hail, and tornadoes are expected in parts of the region, including Seattle and the state capital, Portland, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Heavy rains could also be in place in the Cascade Range near Seattle, as well as in the western part of the state.
The area could receive as much up to two inches of snow, according the National Climatic Data Center.
The Seattle Fire Department said it is expecting to be working on the scene for the storm on Friday.
Crews are also trying to make sure that residents in the city have power, water and a generator for their homes.
“There’s going to be a lot of people that will need to be out there, and if they can get out of their homes they’ll need to get out,” Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said.
“As soon as the snow melts, we’ll start getting crews out and we’ll have a little bit of a recovery effort.”
The city’s power is down for at least 24 hours, Hales added.
“Right now, we’re not ready to go into public service operations until we can get that power back to service,” he said.
He said it will be an “up and down” time.
“The storm is still a very dangerous storm,” Hales told reporters.
“I’m not going to say it’s over.”
Hales also urged residents to use extreme caution.
“This storm is not a normal winter storm,” he added.
The city also has a curfew for the first two days of the storm.
“You can stay out and enjoy the holidays and other things, but the first thing is to stay safe,” Hale said.