Summary: Cloudy, dry, a few sunbreaks late yesterday, mainly overcast overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 60F/52F/12mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 60F/49F/8mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 11,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 29.95”
Forecast: Cool and unstable air aloft will alter our weather pattern somewhat over the next few days. Expect more sunbreaks, but the tradeoffs will include a heightened possibility of showers and temperatures a bit below average. Dry and stable high pressure settles in over the weekend to kick off several days of sunshine. In the meantime, look for mixed skies today through tomorrow, a 30-40% chance of showers, highs 55-60F and a low of 50F. Outlook is for showers early Friday, clearing late, then sunny days and clear nights Saturday through Tuesday with seasonal temperatures.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temp 50F. Willamette Valley roads are bare, thermometer readings 50-55F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperature 55F. For the Cascades, highways are bare this morning, 40-45F, the snow level is above 8,000 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 light E nearshore, but blowing S 10-15 knots this morning at Stonewall Bank with seas 2-3 feet at 16 seconds. A weak front will slowly cross the area this afternoon and evening bringing wind gusts 20-25 knots into the northern waters. Long period swell will stay at 4 feet or less so the increased windwaves should maintain combined seas of modest concern at 5-6 feet. Another front will cross the waters Thursday night and early Friday for a period of low end advisory gusts. Seas will again likely not be of much concern remaining 4-6 feet through the following few days. Gusty northerly winds develop over the weekend in response to high pressure rebuilding over the NE Pacific and a thermal low building north from the northern California coast. Could get periodic advisory wind gusts plus a better chance for square seas at 7-8 feet early 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… Partial clearing, possible showers, light breeze, surf 2-3’ feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/31 Wed 11:45 AM -0.56 L
05/31 Wed 6:39 PM 7.32 H
06/01 Thu 12:24 AM 2.72 L
06/01 Thu 6:11 AM 6.69 H
In Short: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers, then clearing by the weekend.