High Winds and Rain Hitting W. Oregon

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Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:

A storm is headed for western Oregon that will pack in some strong winds and spread rain across western Oregon. The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for the the entire Oregon Coast. This goes into effect at 1 p.m. and continues through 8 p.m. The beaches and headlands will see winds sustained winds from the south of 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph. The coastal communities will see  gusts to 50 mph while the valley will see winds from the south of 15-20 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

The rain will pick up around lunch time and continue through the night. A second front will move in Tuesday that will keep the rain going most of Tuesday as well. The Cascades will likely see a couple of inches of snow with this storm, but freezing levels are rising to around 5,500 feet so it will only be the highest part of the pass and ski resorts that get snow.

Behind these storms the jet stream will head north and high pressure returns to the Pacific Northwest. We’ll dry out Wednesday and stay that way through Sunday. Clear skies this time of year that means chilly weather! Lows will fall to the mid 20s at the end of the week and we’ll only make it back to the mid 40s in the afternoon.

Have a great Monday!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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