DISASTERS

Wind, rain wallop Pacific Northwest

  • Crews work to clear the roadway after a vehicle collided with a fallen tree on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Thursday,Oct. 13, 2016 in Eugene, Ore. The moderate-to-heavy rains Thursday kick off a stormy period - with a lull predicted Friday before the weather intensifies again Saturday. Later Thursday gusts of up to 65 mph are predicted along the coasts. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

    Crews work to clear the roadway after a vehicle collided with a fallen tree on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Thursday,Oct. 13, 2016 in Eugene, Ore. The moderate-to-heavy rains Thursday kick off a stormy period - with a lull predicted Friday before the weather intensifies again Saturday. Later Thursday gusts of up to 65 mph are predicted along the coasts. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Umbrellas and scattered leaves along W. 7th Ave. foreshadow the first storm of the season, Thursday,Oct. 13, 2016 in downtown Eugene, Ore. The moderate-to-heavy rains Thursday kick off a stormy period - with a lull predicted Friday before the weather intensifies again Saturday. Later Thursday gusts of up to 65 mph are predicted along the coasts. (Brian Davies/The Register-Guard via AP)

    Umbrellas and scattered leaves along W. 7th Ave. foreshadow the first storm of the season, Thursday,Oct. 13, 2016 in downtown Eugene, Ore. The moderate-to-heavy rains Thursday kick off a stormy period - with a lull predicted Friday before the weather intensifies again Saturday. Later Thursday gusts of up to 65 mph are predicted along the coasts. (Brian Davies/The Register-Guard via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Storm debris lays along Laneda Ave, on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Manzanita, Ore. A tornado struck the Oregon beach town as strong winds and heavy rain walloped the Pacific Northwest, leaving thousands without power as utility crews prepare for what's expected to be an even rougher storm on Saturday. (Danny Miller/Daily Astorian via AP)

    Storm debris lays along Laneda Ave, on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Manzanita, Ore. A tornado struck the Oregon beach town as strong winds and heavy rain walloped the Pacific Northwest, leaving thousands without power as utility crews prepare for what's expected to be an even rougher storm on Saturday. (Danny Miller/Daily Astorian via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Strong winds and heavy rain walloped the Pacific Northwest, leaving thousands without power as utility crews prepare for what's expected to be a rougher storm on Saturday.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning early Friday for Pacific County in southwest Washington state. The warning at 4:30 a.m. was in response to a strong thunderstorm that moved to the area. Officials later cancelled the warning.

The heavy rain created dangerous conditions for the morning commute, as drivers tried to see out rain-pounded windshields and navigate through standing water on the roads.

In Oregon, Portland General Electric reported that more than 4,000 customers were without power at 5 a.m. Friday. Pacific Power reported that 2,800 customers in coastal communities had no lights, down from a peak of more than 15,000.

Portland had the rainiest Oct. 13 in its history. The National Weather Service says a 103-mph wind gust was recorded at Cape Meares.

In Washington, Puget Sound Energy responded to scattered outages, reporting early Friday that more than 2,800 customers were still affected. Lightning strikes hit the southwest Washington coast Friday morning, and a tornado warning was briefly in effect for Pacific County.

Meteorologists expect a breezy Friday before the remnants of a typhoon hit the region Saturday. Forecasters say wind gusts as high as 70 mph could sweep through Seattle.