A strong cold front is headed for the Oregon Central Coast late Monday night and into Tuesday. The Weather Service is forecasting rain throughout Monday, turning to snow in the higher elevations Monday evening and Tuesday morning. Snow levels will start out at around a thousand feet, but lower possibly to the valley floors by late Monday night. Up to four inches in the coast range are forecasted which could put two to three inches on Highways 18 and 20 by Tuesday morning on Cline and Dudlee passes on 20 and Murphy Hill on 18. So carry chains and take it slow and safe. Allow an extra hour to get from Newport or Waldport to Corvallis on Highways 20 & 34, and the same for traveling from Lincoln City to the Valley on Highway 18. And of course watch out for spin outs ahead of your. Drive defensively. Give the folks in front of you lots of room.