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Stormy Halloween is the wettest day of the year

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Heavy rains pounded Portland on Saturday, leading to flooding that blocked traffic and shut down streetcar service for a time in the afternoon.

As of Saturday evening, Portland saw its wettest day of the year with over 2.01 inches of rain, beating the mark set on January 17 of 1.8 inches.

Much of the area spent Saturday in a flood advisory, something not surprising for drivers that saw flooding from neighborhood streets to the busiest freeways.

Drivers like Samantha Ulrich found themselves stranded. Ulrich thought her car get through what she thought was a small amount of water.

"I definitely was underestimating the puddles, I think. I was thinking if everyone else could make it through, I could too,” she said. "All of a sudden it was way deeper than I thought it was going to be, and I came through the other side and my check engine light was on and my brake lights were on. I pulled off here and have been waiting ever since."

Portland drivers continued to see road closures well into Saturday night, including both lanes of the tunnel on Southeast Powell Boulevard, as well as trouble spots along I-205.

All of the MAX Lines saw disruptions, with the Green Line still facing intermittent stoppages into Saturday night.

Drivers in Vancouver also faced headaches, with closures on Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard between Southeast 184th and 192nd Avenues, and on Southeast Village Loop Drive between Southeast McGillivray Boulevard and Fernwood Drive.

Even with the warmer and drier than average start of the month, Saturday's rain brought October 2015 to a total of 3.73 inches of rain, over the average monthly rainfall level of 3.0 inches.

Along with more rain coming Sunday, cooling temperatures could see the snow level drop to 5,000 feet, with 2 inches of snowfall possible.

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