PORTLAND – Heavy rains on the Oregon Coast have started to cause flooding.
A Flood Watch remained in effect through Wednesday evening for the coast and Coast Range of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington and the Willapa Hills of Washington, according to the National Weather Service.
In Rockaway Beach, water was knee-deep on some streets Wednesday.
In Seaside, workers at some businesses were stacking sandbags to protect buildings. Area residents said they were anticipating some flooding and high water.
High water was also possible over parts of Highway 101. KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill said rain should taper off during the day Thursday with a much drier weather pattern forecast for Friday through Monday of next week.
Photos: Flooding on the Oregon Coast
Rain totals for October as of early today include, Astoria with 11.84 inches, 5.92 inches in Portland and 5.66 in Salem. The updated National Weather Service November outlook calls for below normal rainfall.
KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill contributed to this report