A cold front will move through our area today with rain and winds ahead of the front starting at the coast then slowly moving east during the day. Locally heavy amounts of rain, mainly at the coast with rain becoming lighter as it has east with the least rain falling east of the Cascades. Winds will also be the story of the day with strong winds all day at the coast and the mountains and stronger winds moving into the valleys and basin this afternoon through the evening. Already this morning reports of wind gusts of 41 mph in Weed, 51 mph at Flynn Prairie, and 49 mph in Onion. ODOT has warned they may close US 101 between Port Orford and Gold Beach to high profile vehicles like school buses, mobile homes and semi-trucks.
In the valleys through the morning, really until the winds kick up, we’ll see dense fog, so road travel will be slowed. Keep this in mind as your heading out today, not only for fog but also the strong winds and then we’ll see that rain make roads slick. Road safety is important today, especially with people going out today to celebrate Halloween. Trick-or-treater’s often don’t follow the rules of the road, so keep an eye out for those little pedestrians.
Once we get through today well start to dry out tomorrow and inland areas will see a dry and sunny weekend before another chance for showers moves in next week.
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Thanks for logging on and have a happy and safe Halloween.
Meteorologist Megan Parry