South winds in or near coastal communities will be 30 mph to 40 mph with gusts between 60 mph and 65 mph. The strongest winds will likely occur on Thursday morning.
A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.
Please visit the NWS website at http://www.weather.gov/portland for the most up to date weather information. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the Southwest Washington area.