Summary: Light showers and mostly cloudy yesterday, overcast overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 59F/55F/16mph/0.03”
Depoe Bay: 60F/54F/16mph/0.02”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 2,600’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 3 mph/Altimeter: 30.13”
Forecast: The Sun plays peek-a-boo for a couple of days before high pressure ferrets it out into the open. Look for a slight chance of showers today, but sunbreaks as well, light winds and a high around 60F. Tonight and tomorrow morning, expect patchy drizzle and fog with a low of 50F. Partly sunny and dry by Saturday afternoon, high in the upper-50s. Outlook is for mostly clear skies Sunday through Wednesday before a weather system lets the Sun return to its hiding place and brings a chance of showers by Thursday. The mercury is projected to remain near or a bit below seasonal as highs top out at 60F and lows slump to 50F all week.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temp 50F. Willamette Valley roads are bare, thermometer readings near 55F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 55-60F. For the Cascades, highways are bare, 40-45F, the free air freezing level is 11,000 feet.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is mainly dry pavement at all elevations through Sunday night.
Marine: Winds are light nearshore, but blowing S 10-15 knots gusting 20 well offshore this morning with seas 5 feet at 10 seconds. A weakening warm front is moving through local waters this morning. This is bringing southerly winds gusting 15-20 knots. There may be isolated gusts as high as 25 knots, but not frequent or widespread enough to justify a small craft advisory. High pressure rebuilds over the area later today, which will decrease wind speeds and turn the winds to the NW. The high pressure will shift farther offshore over the weekend and into next week, turning winds northerly. Could see the development of small craft advisory wind gusts and steep seas by early next week as a trough of low pressure develops up the northern California coast. Seas through the weekend expected to remain in the 4-7 foot range. * 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… Possible showers, sunbreaks, breezy, 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.
06/02 Fri 7:24 AM 6.09 H
06/02 Fri 1:41 PM 0.78 L
06/02 Fri 8:31 PM 7.43 H
06/03 Sat 2:54 AM 1.87 L
In Short: Partial clearing, fog/drizzle, then mainly clear until midweek.