A High Wind Watch has been issued for the Central Coast by the National Weather Service, which is in effect from Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening. A strong low-pressure system is expected to move north just off the Oregon Coast late Saturday and Saturday evening, likely spreading strong winds north through much of NW Oregon. The strongest winds are likely to occur along the Central Oregon Coast and into the southern part of the Willamette Valley, with the storm weakening as it moves north.
* WINDS…South winds peaking at 30 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph.
* TIMING…Late Saturday afternoon through early Saturday evening.
* IMPACTS…Downed trees and scattered power outages should be expected. Travel will be difficult for high profile vehicles.
A High Wind Watch means hazardous high wind conditions are favorable in and close to the watch area in the next 12 to 48 hours.