'Be prepared for the change in the weather on Thursday'
EUGENE, Ore. - Be prepared: A change is forecast for the weather.
"Be prepared for the change in the weather on Thursday," the National Weather Service in Portland said.
A front will move through Northwest Oregon on Thursday, resulting in unusually strong winds for June.
"While high winds are not expected, winds along the coast are expected to gust between 40 and 50 mph, with the strongest gusts along the beaches and headlands. Over the higher terrain of the coastal mountains and the Cascades, winds could gust up to around 45 mph," forecasters said in a special weather statement. "This weather will make outdoor activities in the mountains difficult. Mountain climbing is not recommended."
In the Willamette Valley, winds could reach 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.
"While these are not normally speeds sufficient for a wind advisory, with trees now having leafed out, some tree and limb damage is possible which could lead to a few power disruptions," forecasters cautioned.