TODAY   |  September 29, 2013

More rain, wind likely for Pacific Northwest

“It is a big one,” said TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer of the storm hitting the Pacific Northwest. She said there’s a threat of several more inches of rain, and wind gusts of up to 65 mph are possible.

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>>> in the pacific northwest this morning it is a very soggy morning to say the least after record breaking rains fell on saturday. that nasty weather expected to continue into today. dylan has a closer look at that.

>> good morning, erica. this area is used to rain, of course, but nothing this big this early in this season. we saw 50 to 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts, snapping tree limbs and sending those trees toppling down into homes. we certainly did see the damage reported out of portland where 16,000 people lost power, and over in seattle we ended up with a record amount of rainfall in parts of olympia as well. now, parts of the state are still under a flash flood watch at this time. you can see the size of this storm system, it is a big one, moving in off the pacific. as the jet stream comes in like this, the moisture just streams right in here, and we are seeing the threat perhaps of another several inches of rain. in fact, today is going to be even worse than yesterday. another perhaps five to seven inches of rain is possible, especially along the coastline where we could see wind gusts up to 65 to 75 miles per hour. lester?