National Weather Service Portland (NWS) issued a Special Weather Statement Monday calling for “wet fall-like weather” to bring an end to the long, dry and hot summer.
According to NWS, a potential deluge is coming to Oregon, including the Central Oregon Coast, which will bring a series of strong, wet cold fronts. The first widespread rain is scheduled to hit Friday and NWS believes a half-inch is possible for the interior lowlands and 1-2 inches for the Coast Range.
The weather pattern is supposed to change later this week, bringing overnight temps into the 40s Wednesday night in Lincoln City and wind gusts up to 23 mph. NWS predicts a 40 percent chance of rain on Thursday night, mainly after 11 p.m. NWS models predict a wet weekend into Monday.
Clogged drains or gutters could easily overfill with the precipitation and people are reminded to check any areas with poor drainage to make sure dead leaves and debris are removed.
Areas around past burned areas could see localized debris flows.