Nearly 10,000 customers in Grays Harbor County were without power during the strongest winds yesterday afternoon. The Grays Harbor PUD had crews out working on downed poles and power lines well into the night last night.

A large outage early yesterday affected parts of Cosmopolis and South Aberdeen and everyone from Harding Road to the South beaches, Westport to Tokeland. Outages were also reported in North and East portions of the county. Several lines down in Central Park had some customers in the dark for over 6 hours.

Don’t let a lull in the weather this morning give you a false sense of security. Strong winds and heavy rains are expected again today.

There is a Wind Advisory in effect through midnight tonight on the coast, including Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Taholah, Moclips, Westport and Ocean Shores. South winds 20-35 mph could gust to 50 mph.

Heavy rain expected today through Wednesday could measure 2” to 3.5” inches of accumulation – inland areas may see closer to 2” of rain.

The Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency reports no area rivers are predicted to reach flood stage. Be alert for ponding on area roadways and use extreme caution while driving during periods of heavy downpour.