The Weather Service now has a High Wind Watch up on the South Washington and North Oregon coastal areas, reporting that another strong system is coming in tonight. The watch starts at 4 pm today, and goes through “late tonight.” South winds are expected to kick up to between 30 and 40 miles an hour at that time, with gusts up to 65 miles an hour on the beaches and headlands. Coastal communities could see gusts of 50 miles an hour, but only briefly. The strongest winds are expected between 10 pm and 4 am.
As this storm rolls through, Winter Weather Advisories are going up in the South Washington and North Oregon Cascades, with heavy snowfall expected above 3,500 feet tonight and tomorrow morning. The heaviest snow is expected between 3 and 6 am tomorrow morning, but they say that between 9 and 13 inches of snow could fall in the South Washington Cascades during this system. 6 inches to a foot is possible in Oregon. They say that you should be ready for “difficult conditions” if you plan to travel in the mountains.