Remote tornado risks; thunderstorm forecast for clark county


Clark County residents can expect Wednesday’s weather to continue the region’s choppy streak.

The National Weather Service says there is a risk of thunderstorms with hail and a very small chance of a tornado or waterspout in the late morning and afternoon.

Meteorologist David Bishop said the region’s tornado risk is “low but not zero” and that no part of southwest Washington or Oregon is under a tornado watch.

However, he said wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph and potential thunderstorms could bring hail up to ½ inch in diameter.

The National Weather Service reminded people to avoid sheltering from inclement weather under trees, even in a car, in a social media statement on Tuesday.

Forecasters expect the rain to continue through Wednesday evening and Thursday morning before a brief break later Thursday. The National Weather Service predicts a 30% chance of rain during the day Friday in Vancouver. Forecasters say the region is expected to dry out over the weekend.

Temperatures are also expected to climb back to typical April numbers later in the week, with Vancouver expected to reach highs in the upper 50s or lower 60s.

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