Willamette, Lower Columbia, and Lower Cowlitz River Valleys including the Greater Portland and Vancouver metro area:
- Gusts 35 to 50 mph, tending to be strongest Salem northward.
- Strongest winds expected later this morning through this afternoon.
- Thunder most likely midday through this afternoon.
Thunderstorms, or even stronger showers, may produce highly localized wind gusts in excess of 45 mph.