Summary: Sunny early, increasing clouds late yesterday, rainy evening/overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 58F/48F/21mph/0.46”
Depoe Bay: 57F/42F/19mph/0.44”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 2,300’, overcast @ 3,100’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.33”
Forecast: On target and following the script, overnight steady rain turned to showers as predicted this morning and we’re now expecting conditions to improve for a while. It’s not quite time to put your raingear in mothballs, but we will be seeing less rain and more sunshine during the week ahead. In fact, skies should be slowly becoming mostly sunny today with moderate north winds and a high of 55F. Increasing clouds tonight, low 45F. There’s a chance of a little light rain tomorrow, light southerlies and highs around 55F. Outlook is for a chance of rain Tuesday, sunny and warm (maybe 70F) Wednesday, mostly sunny Thursday, then partly sunny with a slight chance of showers Friday and Saturday. The mercury is projected to be seasonal or a bit above all week.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temps 40-45F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings 45-50F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperature 50F. For the Cascades, highways are wet this morning, 35-40F, the snow level is at 5,500 feet dropping to 4,500 feet this afternoon with an inch of snow possible in the passes.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is mainly bare pavement at all elevations through tonight.
Marine: Winds are NNW 10-15 knots this morning with seas 4 feet at 7 seconds. High pressure builds back over Central Coast waters today bringing quiet weather. Seas will build up a bit this evening as we get clipped by some fresh swell being generated off the B.C. coast, but not expecting seas to even hit 10 feet. Seas come back down Monday for benign conditions. After a weak front skirts the area late Monday or early Tuesday, a summer-like northerly wind pattern should develop for a couple days toward the middle of next week. A westerly swell may impact local waters late in the week, but confidence in this scenario is low. * 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 sunny, breezy, surf 4-5 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
04/30 Sun 10:14 AM -1.46 L
04/30 Sun 4:59 PM 7.29 H
04/30 Sun 10:17 PM 2.72 L
05/01 Mon 04:23 AM 8.43 H
In Short: Clearing, chance of showers, then mainly dry and warmer.