Summary: Mostly sunny, moderate sea breeze yesterday, overcast overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 63F/51F/28mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 62F/49F/23mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 700’
Visibility: 7 miles/Wind: N 3 mph/Altimeter: 30.02”
Forecast: The dry weather we’ve enjoyed the past few days will be ending shortly, so get your outdoor projects wrapped-up over the next 36 hours. Today, the clouds are expected to burn off with mostly sunny skies later, light winds and a high of 60F or so. Partly cloudy tonight, low 50F. There should be some sunshine tomorrow morning but increasing clouds and a chance of rain after lunch, high 60F. Outlook is for rain, up to three-quarters of an inch tomorrow night, rain Thursday morning turning to showers in the afternoon, showers likely Friday and Saturday, then a chance of showers Sunday and Monday. The mercury is projected to be below seasonal all week.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 45-50F. Willamette Valley roads are bare, thermometer readings near 55F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperature 60F. For the Cascades, highways are bare, 45-60F, the free air freezing level is 12,000 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 and variable nearshore, but blowing N 10 knots gusting 15 this morning offshore with seas 5 feet at 8 seconds. Benign conditions are expected to continue through tonight as an approaching front disrupts the pressure gradient over local waters, keeping winds relatively light. Winds turn southerly early Wednesday morning ahead of the front, with solid small craft advisory winds and gusts up to 30 knots appearing likely Wednesday afternoon and evening until the front moves through turning winds westerly early Thursday morning. Seas will respond accordingly and climb to near 10 feet with the southerly winds, likely creating steep and hazardous conditions for those unprepared. Behind this system conditions look to return to being relatively quiet. A much weaker front will push into the waters late in the week before a more typical Summer-like northerly flow pattern returns for the weekend and 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… Becoming mostly sunny, light breeze, 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.
06/06 Tue 11:48 AM 6.08 H
06/06 Tue 5:02 PM 2.38 L
06/06 Tue 11:18 PM 8.08 H
06/07 Wed 6:04 AM -0.33 L
In Short: Clearing, light winds, then cloudy, wet and cool.