METEOROLOGIST MARISA WOLOSZYN’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:
An upper level low brought showers and gusty winds Saturday, but the bulk of the rain will come Saturday night. A cold front just off the Oregon coast will move inland late Saturday and bring very heavy rain and gusty winds. The front will move along the coast around 7-8 p.m. and inland 8-9 p.m.; new rainfall will be around 1-2″ over the next 12 hours.
Behind the front, Sunday morning, we’ll have a few showers and winds will stay strong. Winds will be around 30-40 mph along the coast with gusts 50-70 mph. Inland, winds will be out of the southwest 20-30 mph with gusts 40-50 mph. Another High Wind Warning and Wind Advisory should be issued by the NWS soon.
A stronger front will move through Sunday evening. This front has tapped into some tropical moisture from post tropical cyclone Pabok in the western Pacific. This means we can expect additional heavy rain and gusty winds Sunday night into early Monday morning. Biggest concern with these storms is the possibility of down power lines and trees and localized flooding.
Showers will continue on and off through Tuesday. Winds will begin to die down throughout the day on Monday. Temperatures for the week ahead will be in mid 60s.
Have a great Sunday! Try to stay dry.
Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn