Summary: Mostly sunny yesterday, cloudy with drizzle and light rain overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 66F/54F/23mph/0.06”
Depoe Bay: 64F/51F/21mph/0.03”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 800’
Visibility: 5 miles/Wind: NNW 5 mph/Altimeter: 30.23”
Forecast: Even though it was predicted, the drizzle and light rain overnight still threw a wrench in the works of our Spring weather. The atmospheric machinery is expected to make a full recovery by this afternoon, however, as skies gradually clear. Look for highs in the upper-50s and a sea breeze gusting 20-25 mph. Partly cloudy tonight, low near 45F. Tomorrow, sunny, the mercury climbs to 70F and the sea breeze builds to 25-30 mph late in the day. Outlook is for sunshine and a high of 75-80F on Monday, sunny Tuesday, high 70F, increasing clouds and much cooler Wednesday, chance of showers Thursday, then mostly cloudy Friday.
Memorial Day Weekend… Mixed skies, dry, highs 60-65F.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are damp, temp 50F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer reading 50F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperature 55F. For the Cascades, highways are bare this morning, 40-45F, the free air freezing level rising to 10,000 feet.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is dry pavement at all elevations including the Coast Range and Cascades tonight through Sunday night; the free air freezing level 10,000 to 13,000 feet.
Marine: Winds are NNW 10-15 knots this morning with seas 5 feet at 8 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for 20-25 knot winds is in effect from this afternoon through late tonight. Gusts 25-30 knots appear likely Sunday afternoon and evening producing a period of steep and hazardous seas across Central Coast waters as windwaves approach 6-7 feet. This pattern looks to continue into early next week with winds ramping up in the afternoons through the evenings and decreasing again overnight. Eventually, winds turn southerly in some form during the latter half of next week. * 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… Gradual clearing, breezy, surf 3-4’ feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/20 Sat 8:01 AM 5.98 H
05/20 Sat 2:19 PM 0.94 L
05/20 Sat 9:08 PM 7.22 H
05/21 Sun 3:19 AM 1.87 L
In Short: Becoming sunny, then mostly clear, windy and warmer.