Summary: Showers, breezy yesterday; overcast overnight; morning showers.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 54F/45F/41mph/0.21”
Depoe Bay: 54F/41F/33mph/0.12”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 4,700’, broken @ 6,000’ & 7,500’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: WSW 7 mph/Altimeter: 29.92”
Forecast: Expect the rain tap to be on again, off again over the next several days. Showers decreasing today, but chilly as the thermometer stalls around 50F. Just a slight chance of showers tonight and tomorrow, low 40F, high 50F. Outlook is for heavy rain Saturday night, maybe an inch or better, rain Sunday, a chance of showers and partial clearing Monday and Tuesday, then rain likely Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures should be at or a bit below average as highs reach 50-55F and lows drop to 40-45F all week.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temps 35-40F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings 40-45F. The Columbia River Gorge has mixed wet/dry pavement, temperatures 40-45F. For the Cascades, highways have packed snow and ice, 25-30F, the snow level is well below the passes at 3,000 feet; carry chains or tractions tires.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is mixed wet/dry pavement at the lower elevations including the Coast Range; snow is likely in the Cascades with several inches accumulation possible through Sunday night, the snow level remaining at 2,500-3,000 feet.
* NEW/NOTEWORTHY: Get up-to-the-minute Northwest highway weather at Real-Time Roads. Also, motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck for the latest traffic conditions including delays and hazards.
Marine: Winds are W 10-20 knots this morning with rough seas 11-12 feet at 12 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through this evening. A series of weak low pressures coming from British Columbia will slowly drift southward across Central Coast waters through Sunday. The first low is weakening and will push ashore later today. As a result, winds are beginning to subside across the area before increasing once again Saturday evening through early Sunday as the next system impacts the area. There is a decent chance a potentially stronger frontal storm system capable of producing Gale Force or higher winds will arrive next week. However, confidence is low on exactly how strong it will be and where and when it will bring the worst marine conditions along the West 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… Showers, breezy, surf 8-10 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/03 Fri 11:58 AM 9.35 H
11/03 Fri 6:31 PM -0.63 L
11/04 Sat 12:55 AM 7.91 H
11/04 Sat 6:26 AM 1.74 L
In Short: Showers/rain, windy at times and cooler for the foreseeable future.