High winds, rain in Western Oregon forecast

High winds, rain in Western Oregon forecast

EUGENE, Ore. - Rain. Wind. Snow.

Otherwise known as "fall in Oregon" - and there's more of it in the forecast.

The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for parts of the Oregon Coast, in effect from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday.

A "high wind warning" means winds strong enough to damage property are likely to occur.

The National Weather Service said to expect 20 to 30 mph winds in town, with gusts up to 50 mph. Gusts up to 60 mph are likely along beaches and headlands.

The wind will hit the valley a little later in the day, with gusts of 30 to 35 mph possible.

"These speeds may be enough to again cause some tree damage and power disruptions," forecasters said.

The blustery weather will usher in rainy weather, forecasters said.

"Computer models indicate from 1.5 to nearly 3 inches of rain are possible over the mountains and near the coast today through Tuesday," the weather service said Monday. "Valley totals could be close to one inch. Leaves clogging storm drains may lead to ponding of water and localized urban flooding."

The rest of the week looks drier - and cold.

"Night time low temperatures may fall into the 20s in wind-sheltered areas during the second half of the week, possibly the coldest of the fall season so far," forecasters said. | Current Forecast