The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for most of central and eastern Douglas County through 4 p.m. Sunday.

Strong winds were expected to begin around 10 p.m. Saturday. Winds from the south were expected to be about 25 to 35 mpg, with gusts up to 55 mph.

The winds were also predicted for Coos, Curry and Joseph County.

Drivers should use extra caution on Interstate 5 could from Grants Pass through Drain, and on Highway 138.

The Weather Service predicts a 90 percent chance of rain Sunday with a high around 57 degrees.

The difficult weather comes on the heels of a storm Friday that knocked over trees and cut power for about 12,000 homes in Douglas County. Most were restored by Friday evening, but 12 local Pacific Power customers were still out of power as of Saturday evening, most of them in Green. Douglas Electric Cooperative employees were still at work Saturday morning restoring power to customers at the coast.

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Carisa Cegavske is the senior reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at ccegavske@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4213. Follow her on Twitter @carisa_cegavske

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