Be sure you know where you’re flashlights are.
The National Weather Service is warning Salem will see winds of 25 to 35 mph overnight with gusts to 50 mph as a powerful, wet storm rolls into Oregon Monday night.
And for those living up on the hills, “brief gusts” up to 60 mph are possible, the weather service said in its Monday morning forecast.
“Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees and power lines,” the weather service said. “Scattered power outages are expected.”
The weather service said peak winds will hit between midnight Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday.
The storm also will bring up to two inches of rain and could cause minor flooding. The weather service said the “atmospheric river” comes into Oregon is the kind that “returns during the month of December once every five years or so.”
You can monitor the forecast HERE.
And here is where to get information on how to prepare for an outage and report one:
Salem Electric: Outage and safety information
PGE: Outage info
The crew at Salem Reporter will update this through the day Monday as warranted.