Summary: Sunny morning, cloudy afternoon, showers yesterday and overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 61F/54F/27mph/0.29”
Depoe Bay: 61F/53F/22mph/0.23”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 300’
Visibility: 0.5 miles/Wind: WSW 8 mph/Altimeter: 29.99”
Forecast: The Sun is on the launch pad and the countdown is underway with liftoff expected by the weekend. Mostly cloudy today and tonight, a chance of showers, light southwest winds, a high in the upper-50s and low of 50F. Partly sunny tomorrow with a slight chance of a shower, high near 60F. Outlook is for some clearing and dry Saturday, then mostly clear Sunday through Wednesday. The mercury stays a smidge on the cool side as highs rise to 60F and lows dip to 50F throughout the extended period.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are damp, temp 55F. Willamette Valley roads are bare, thermometer readings 55-60F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperature 60F. For the Cascades, highways are wet, 45-50F, the snow level is 7,500 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 S 10-15 knots gusting 20 this morning with seas 5-6 feet at 10 seconds. Another weak front will move through local waters later tonight into Friday morning. This system may bring some low-end small craft advisory southerly winds, with gusts 20-25 knots. Seas through the weekend are expected to remain in the 4-7 foot range. Gusty north winds are expected to develop over the weekend as a ridge of high pressure develops offshore. Could see the development of small craft wind gusts and steep seas by early next week as a trough of low pressure develops up the north California coast. * 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, possible showers, 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.
06/01 Thu 6:11 AM 6.69 H
06/01 Thu 12:42 PM 0.15 L
06/01 Thu 7:37 PM 7.33 H
06/02 Fri 1:41 AM 2.41 L
In Short: Mainly overcast, chance of showers, then clearing by the weekend.