Strong south winds will develop Thursday morning and continue through Thursday afternoon. South winds will rise to 30 to 40 mph with gusts to around 60 mph near beaches. Tree branches may break off and locally obstruct roadways and power outages may occur.
A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.
For the most up to date weather information from the NWS please visit http://www.weather.gov/portland. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the Southwest Washington area.