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Forecasters warn of possible flooding, landslides Thanksgiving weekend

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Parts of Oregon and Washington could see several inches of rain between Wednesday evening and Saturday morning. Parts of Oregon and Washington could see several inches of rain between Wednesday evening and Saturday morning.
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Parts of Oregon and Washington will see several inches of rain over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and that could lead to some area rivers overflowing their banks, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service.

Flood watches were in effect for the Willamette Valley, the central coast range and the central Oregon coast from Thursday morning through Friday evening.

NWS said some parts of the coast range could see between four and eight inches of rain over the next couple days. Valley rainfall totals could reach three inches or more.

Forecasters said any potential flooding would likely be minor but rivers that could see problems include the Grays, Lower Nehalem, Wilson, Siletz, Upper Tualatin, Luckiamute and Marys rivers.

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries warned that heavy rains could also increase the risk of landslides in areas that are prone to movement.

The state offers an interactive map that homeowners can use to gauge the landslide hazard in their area.

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The central and northern Oregon and southern Washington coastlines were also under high wind watches through Thursday evening.

The National Weather Service said gusts as high as 70 miles per hour were possible Thursday afternoon.

A winter storm warning is also in effect for the Cascades, with several feet of snow expected to fall over the next several days.

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