Summary: Mostly sunny, breezy yesterday, crescent Moon, mixed skies overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 59F/43F/17mph/0.01”
Depoe Bay: 58F/39F/19mph/0.01”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 12,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.28”
Forecast: We’re going to start May with no general trend toward clear and dry weather, but there are some bright spots. Today’s not one of them as it’s expected to be mostly cloudy with a 50-50 chance of light rain, moderate southerlies and a high of 55F. A chance of showers tonight, low 45-50F. Rain is likely to return tomorrow, light southeast winds and highs around 60F. Outlook is for Bright Spot #1 on Wednesday with sunshine and the mercury climbing to near 70F, mixed skies, a chance of showers and cooler temperatures Thursday through Saturday, then Bright Spot #2 Sunday as projections currently show some sunshine and no wet stuff.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 35-40F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings near 40F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperature 45F. For the Cascades, highways are mainly bare but with possible spots of ice this morning, 30-35F, the snow level is above the passes at 6,000 feet. * 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: Winds are NE 5-10 knots this morning with seas 4 feet at 8 seconds. A weak front moves across local waters this afternoon/evening which will bring winds up to around 20 knots. Can’t rule out a few gusts up to 25 knots in the northern Oregon waters out past 10 miles from the coast just ahead of the front, but should not be prevalent enough to warrant a small craft advisory. Another weak front moves across the area Tuesday afternoon/evening, but winds should stay below 20 knots and seas remain around 5-6 feet. High pressure builds back in Wednesday and Thursday and looks to bring gusty northerly winds, particularly south of Newport. Seas build up a bit with the gusty northerly winds and may become square (steep) by Thursday. Another frontal system appears likely going into next weekend. * 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, breezy, surf 4-6 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/01 Mon 11:11 AM -0.94 L
05/01 Mon 6:02 PM 7.03 H
05/01 Mon 11:22 PM 3.08 L
05/02 Tue 5:24 AM 7.76 H
In Short: Chance of showers, rain, dry and warm, then cooler with showers.