Melissa’s Forecast Discussion:
The storms are lined up back to back, rolling in about every 18 to 24 hours for the next four days. The first storm rolled in Monday morning, bringing grey skies, rain and breezy conditions to western Oregon.
The coast is under a High Wind Warning. Wind gusts along the central coast were reported at 45 mph in Yachats and Newport Monday morning. The afternoon will continue to be wet and windy for everyone in western Oregon. Above 3,500 feet, the Cascades will see 2-5 inches of snow with this storm.
A warm front is on its way for Tuesday morning, ahead of this storm we’ll likely see even stronger winds late Monday and early Tuesday. In Coos Bay, sustained winds will range from 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. The central coast will be similar during the day, but winds could gust between 75 and 80 mph out on the beaches and headlands late Monday and early Tuesday. In the valley, the winds won’t be as strong, but still very breezy, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
As the warm front moves through Tuesday, temperatures will warm up. Highs in the valley will likely climb into the mid 50s. The freezing level will get as high as 6,000 feet. The rain will continue Tuesday, turning into showers late in the day. By Tuesday night the coast will have picked up over two inches of rain from these two storms. The valley will likely see close to an inch and a half.
A third front moves in Wednesday, this will bring in another round of heavy rain. With this much rain in 72 hours, small streams will have to be watched for potential flooding.
The next storm doesn’t move in until Thanksgiving night. This one is a bit weaker than the previous, but will bring in showers for Thursday night and Friday morning.
Friday afternoon and most of Saturday may actually be dry. The next storm isn’t set to arrive until early Sunday.
Have a great day!
Meteorologist Melissa Frey