It's been a hard week to be a weather forecaster in Portland.
Last weekend's predictions of the biggest snow storm of the century didn't come to fruition. But last night, the city was hit hard with rain. According to the National Weather Service of Portland, some areas north and west of Portland got over four inches of rain.
The deluge led to many road closures in the Pacific Northwest region.
Southeast Portland's Johnson Creek was rushing rapidly yesterday morning, leading some nearby residents to pile sandbags up along the bank, KGW reported.
Intersections in the West Hills were also sunken under several inches of standing water.
Along Highway 30, the Multnomah County Sheriff's office warned of the sudden appearance of roadside waterfalls making driving unsafe.
"Deputies patrolling Highway 30 saw what can only be described as a waterfall near the road," the agency tweeted. "Water is flowing across the highway. Please slow down."
West of Portland, in Forest Grove, the fire department warned of debris from overflowing ditches cluttering roadways.
North of Portland, in the riverside city of Rainier, flooding was rampant. KATU News reporter Reed Andrews captured much of the carnage on Twitter yesterday.
The good news? NWS of Portland reports that today "will be a rather quiet weather day, compared to the previous few days."