Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn’s Forecast Discussion:
A High Wind Warning has been issued for the Oregon Coast until 8 pm Monday. Sustained winds in coastal communities will be around 30-40 mph with gusts near 70 mph. For beaches and headlands winds will be stronger; sustained winds 55-65 mph with gusts near 90 mph.
A moist, slow moving front will move through Monday afternoon; on top of the rainfall expected Sunday night, we could see an additional 1-2″. With the heavy rain, somewhat saturated ground, and clogged drains from leaves, a Flood Watch has been issued for western Oregon from the coast to the Willamette Valley and Umpqua Basin.
Another front moves through Tuesday, keeping the heavy rain across the area. Winds will be weaker than Monday with speed around 15-25 mph with gusts near 35 mph. More disturbances move through during the rest of the week, however they will be weaker and we should see more sunbreaks. Temperatures for the forecast period will be in the low to mid 50′s.
Have fun in the rain!
Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn