- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Forecasters are warning that a new storm could bring strong winds Thursday over the coast of Oregon and southwest Washington.

The National Weather Service says wind gusts of 75 to 85 mph on the coast could cause power outages, disrupt truck travel and cause property damage. Peak gusts of 80 to 90 mph are possible over higher terrain on the coast.

Meteorologist Matthew Cullen with the Weather Service in Portland says the storm’s winds are expected to hit the Portland metropolitan area Thursday afternoon through evening. He says gusts of 40 to 45 mph could be expected there.

Calmer weather is expected Friday, with perhaps some lingering showers.

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