Summary: Mostly cloudy yesterday, a little mist in the afternoon/evening, normal temps.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 52F/45F
Depoe Bay: 51F/40F
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: NE 7 mph/Altimeter: 30.32”
Forecast: While the Valley is faced with another possible Winter weather event this week, we’ll see the threat of rain slowly increase. Today there’s a chance of drizzle or light rain under mostly cloudy skies, light winds and highs of 50-55F. Cloudy tonight, low of 40F. A moderate chance of rain continues tomorrow, high around 50F. Outlook is for a 50-50 chance of rain Wednesday, rain likely Thursday and Friday, showers Saturday, and rain again Sunday. Thermometer readings are expected to be below seasonal averages with highs of 45-50F and lows of 35-40F from midweek on. Currently, there does not seem to be much chance of any freezing precipitation developing along the Central Coast.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s bare pavement, temperatures in the upper-30s in the passes. Willamette Valley highways are dry, temps around 40F. The Columbia River Gorge has mainly bare pavement with some spots of ice and thermometer readings 30-35F. For the Cascades, expect packed snow and spots of ice on the highways, carry chains or traction tires, temps 30-35F. * An interactive map of the latest Northwest/Central Oregon travel weather is available here. Also, motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.
Marine: Swells are down to 7 feet at 11 seconds this morning with light E winds nearshore and an ENE breeze 10-15 knots farther out. Stronger winds are expected to return by Wednesday. * Full text of the latest marine forecast is available here. And, make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly cloudy, chance drizzle, surf 6-8 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
01/30 Mon 07:35 AM 2.70 L
01/30 Mon 01:34 PM 8.84 H
01/30 Mon 08:01 PM -0.30 L
01/31 Tue 02:41 AM 8.46 H
In Short: Mainly overcast, light winds, light rain, then wetter by midweek.