After a quick break from the wet weather, two storms are lining up to bring back the soggy conditions as well as some very windy days.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the north and central coastal areas. The warning is in effect from 1 am to noon on Monday for the beaches and headlands. After the warning expires, a high wind watch will take over through Tuesday afternoon. The first front with these two storms will bring in south winds sustained at 30 to 40 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 to 65 mph near beaches and headlands. Coastal communities can expect gusts between 45 and 50 miles per hour.
The second front will move in late Monday night through Tuesday. Southerly winds will once again remain around 30 to 40 miles per hour. Beaches and headlands, however, could see sustained winds of 40 to 50 miles per hour with gusts between 75 to 80 miles per hour. Winds will decrease late Tuesday into Wednesday.
The National Weather Service has also issued a High Wind Watch for the South Central and Southern Oregon Coast. The watch is in effect from Monday evening to Tuesday evening.
While these storms will not be as cold as the last, significant snow will likely fall in the higher elevations. Snow levels will be higher, between 3,000 and 3,500 feet. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Northern Cascades for Monday from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. Snow accumulations will be between 4 to 7 inches.