Summary: Cloudy morning, light rain yesterday afternoon, showers overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 55F/48F/17mph/0.03”
Depoe Bay: 54F/43F/16mph/0.02”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 700’
Visibility: 1.75 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.20”
Forecast: Today will essentially be a rerun of yesterday albeit the rain could be a bit heavier, light southerly winds and a high of 55-60F. The rain turns to showers tonight and the mercury dips into the low-50s. Tomorrow is expected to be more like Summer than Spring with the thermometer rising to 65-70F, mostly sunny skies and moderate nor’westers coming up in the afternoon. Outlook is back to basics for the remainder of the week as temps cool again under mixed skies and a chance of showers, though Sunday and Monday may be dry with sunshine becoming more prevalent.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temp 50F. Willamette Valley roads are damp, thermometer readings near 50F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperatures 45-50F. For the Cascades, highways are mixed wet/dry this morning, 35-40F, the snow level is above the passes at 7,000 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 SE 5-10 knots this morning with seas 4-5 feet at 8 seconds. Expect continuing rather benign conditions through Thursday with winds remaining under 20 knots, as a warm front lifts slowly NE across local waters today then a cold front pushes east across the area Thursday night. With winds expected to remain under small craft criteria most of the week, seas will remain generally 5-8 feet. Could see some gusts above 20 knots starting Friday behind a cold front. * 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… Rain, light breeze, 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.
05/02 Tue 12:13 PM -0.38 L
05/02 Tue 7:08 PM 6.92 H
05/03 Wed 12:38 AM 3.18 L
05/03 Wed 6:33 AM 7.12 H
In Short: Rain, dry and warm, then cooler with showers.