Summary: Mostly cloudy, filtered sunshine yesterday; evening and overnight rain.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 61F/53F/30mph/0.57”
Depoe Bay: 61F/52F/31mph/0.56”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @500’
Visibility: 2.5 miles/Wind: S 21 mph G32/Altimeter: 29.73”
Forecast: Our extended stretch of dry weather drew to a close on schedule last evening and we’re back in the rain gutter for several days. Rain turning to showers today, sou’westers gusting into the 30s and a high in the upper-50s. A chance of showers lingers tonight, low of 50F. Steady rain again tomorrow morning, showers in the afternoon, high near 55F. Outlook is for showers Saturday and Sunday, a chance of showers with sunbreaks Monday and Tuesday, then mostly sunny Wednesday. Temps continue a bit below normal for early June.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temps 50-55F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings near 55F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperatures 55-60F. For the Cascades, highways are wet, 45-50F, the snow level is above 8,000 feet, decreasing to 7,000 feet this afternoon. * 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 15-20 knots gusting 20-25 this morning with steep seas 11 feet at 9 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect until 9:00am this morning. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through 1:00pm this afternoon. Behind this morning’s front, quieter weather should produce less wind and allow seas to subside. However, a weak front will push into local waters tonight and likely produce another round of Small Craft Advisory level wind gusts of 25-30 knots. A surface low will meander towards the coast Friday and Saturday and could produce another round or two of higher southerly wind gusts, but any strong surges in wind will be short-lived. A much quieter northwesterly flow pattern looks to take hold Sunday and continue through at least 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… Rainy and breezy, surf 6-10’ feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
06/08 Thu 06:39 AM -0.65 L
06/08 Thu 1:15 PM 6.49 H
06/08 Thu 6:22 PM 2.79 L
06/09 Fri 12:27 AM 8.21 H
In Short: Rain turning to showers, then cloudy, wet and cool.