More rain and strong winds are on the way for Oregon for the next few days. Winds will blast primarily on the coast but inland locations will see a few strong gusts. The wet weather persists not only this workweek but into the weekend as well.
The Willamette Valley should wake up to rain on Wednesday. Morning lows will start in the upper 40s and warm into the mid 50s for the afternoon. Rain will fall through much of the day with a few breaks, but certainly more hours of rain than not. A Flood Watch is in effect until 4pm Wednesday. Rivers and streams will rise with all the rain. Anywhere between 0.75-1.5” of precipitation is possible by Thursday morning. Both Thursday and Friday will see 40s for highs and more rain around the area.
The Oregon Coast is heading into a windy Wednesday. Winds will gust as high as 40 to 50. As a result, a High Wind Warning and High Surf Advisory are in effect until Wednesday evening. Plenty of rain will show up as well. Between 1.00-2.00” is possible on Wednesday. Highs should hover around the middle 50s with variation. Thursday, as well as Friday, will be in the upper 40s with more wind and rain.
The Umpqua Valley has plenty of rain in the forecast. Highs on Wednesday should end up in the lower 50s. Skies will stay gray and winds will howl, specifically in the afternoon. On Thursday rain backs off a little, but not much. About an inch of new precipitation is possible from Wednesday morning to Thursday afternoon. Highs getting into the end of the workweek and start of the weekend will drop to the lower 40s.
Updated Tuesday evening by meteorologist Travis Knudsen on January 17, 2017.
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