Saturday's storm could be the strongest in a decade according to the National Weather Service office in Seattle, which has posted high wind watches for the region. That's enough to bring down some limbs and trees and potentially knock out power in isolated areas, but it won't have the same effect as last year's storm with 70 miles per hour gusts.
Also as of 7 a.m., 160 PSE customers in Mount Vernon, 120 in Sedro-Woolley, 51 in Concrete and 24 in Burlington were estimated to be without electricity.
Residents should also expect downed trees and landslide activity in coastal areas.
For the past several days, officials have stressed storm preparedness, including tips for stocking emergency kits and how to respond to a power outage. It will likely bring potentially strong damaging winds and another round of heavy rain to much of the region, the weather service said.
For Turlock, the chance of rain diminishes to 30 to 50 percent over the weekend, with Monday forecast to have a slight chance of rain.
Kam predicts this Saturday's storm will resemble major Seattle storms of the past.
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Mass is forecasting very high winds and heavy precipitation with 5-10 inches over the Olympics and Cascade Mountains by 5 a.m. Friday morning. The storm first hit California and moved up along the coast until it bore down on the Pacific Northwest, eventually weakening above Vancouver Island and moving inland.
Power outages continued to grow and a report of a tornado striking the OR beach town of Manzanita came in as heavy winds and strong rains were pounding the Pacific Northwest.
The storm predicted for Saturday night was still on its way, coming from the remnants of Typhoon Songda and expected to bring heavy rains and gusts of up to 70 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. One report showed a 116-mph gust in downtown Portland.
The tornado was reported on the northern OR coast.
The second storm on Saturday is the former Super Typhoon Songda, which could bring high winds and rain to parts of Canada, Washington, and OR, including Puget Sound and Vancouver Island, The Washington Post reported. The wind event is expected to peak in the middle of the night, McFarland said, a better scenario than during the day.