Powerful storms bring high wind, heavy rain to Pacific NW through Oct. 18

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October 13, 2016
Storms over the coast of Oregon (undated photo).

A series of unseasonably strong storms will continue to impact the Pacific Northwest and Northern California this weekend through Tuesday, October 18.

Forecasters are predicting heavy rain, destructive winds and rough surf. Residents in the region should stay out of coastal waters and prepare for potential power outages and localized flooding.

For the the latest information about the storms, visit NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center. For local forecast, watches and warnings in your area, go to and input your Zip Code in the upper left field on the page. Be sure to follow your local news and relevant social media accounts, including NOAA National Weather Service channels.