Summary: Fog early, then sunshine, warm and north windy; cloudy, foggy overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 65F/54F/22mph/~0.01”
Depoe Bay: 59F/51F/19mph/~0.01”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: fog, overcast @ 300’
Visibility: 0.25 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 29.98”
Forecast: As predicted, yesterday’s sunshine was it for a bit. Morning fog kept temps down, especially along the beaches and headlands, but in most areas along the Central Coast, Wednesday was a mostly clear and relatively warm Spring day (some unofficial thermometers in the area hit 70F). It’ll be cooler today with highs reaching only 55F or so under mostly cloudy skies, light west winds and a chance of some light rain. Rain tonight, lows 45-50F. Tomorrow begins with showers generating up to a quarter inch of precipitation in the morning, fading later in the day and the mercury rises to 50-55F. Outlook is for a chance of showers Saturday, partly to mostly sunny Sunday through Wednesday, then wet weather returns late in the week. Temperatures are expected to remain seasonal.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 50-55F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 55-60F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperature 60F. For the Cascades, highways are dry this morning, 45-50F, the snow level is well above the passes at 8,000 feet, chance of thunderstorms with large hail this afternoon. * 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 NNW 5-10 knots this morning with seas 7 feet at 12 seconds. A front will push across coastal waters tonight, with a change to gusty westerly winds of 15-20 knots. Gusts look very marginal for a small craft advisory tomorrow at this point. High pressure will build back into the region this weekend, with a return of north to northwesterly winds, gusts up to 25 knots at times. Seas generally 6-9 feet. * 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… Fog, mainly overcast, light breeze, 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.
05/04 Thu 7:49 AM 6.67 H
05/04 Thu 2:24 PM 0.49 L
05/04 Thu 9:16 PM 7.22 H
05/05 Fri 3:16 AM 2.34 L
In Short: Mostly cloudy, cooler, light rain, drying, then unsettled.