A second winter storm in two days is bearing down on Oregon and southwestern Washington, this one topped with ice that could make highways more treacherous in some areas and knock out electricity.
A rare tornado damaged industrial buildings south of Seattle as an early winter storm dumped record amounts of rain and knocked out power for thousands in the Pacific Northwest.
Forecasters say a strong winter storm will blow into Washington Friday with high winds and rain in Western Washington, heavy mountain snow, and mixed snow and rain in Eastern Washington.
A winter storm is bringing another shot of snow to parts of Washington.
About 250,000 electric customers around Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia were without power Friday because of a winter storm that coated much of Washington state in ice, swelled Oregon rivers and brought the expectation of more flooding in both states with warmer temperatures and rain.