A high wind warning is in effect for the North Coast Wednesday.
In Clatsop County, communities could experience sustained winds as strong as 40 mph with gusts ranging from 55 mph to 65 mph depending on the proximity to beach and headland areas.
The high wind warning begins at noon and is expected to last until 11 p.m. The strongest winds are expected to hit from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The National Weather Service warns that the strong winds could bring down tree limbs and power lines. Isolated power outages are possible.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a small craft advisory for rough conditions at the Columbia River Bar beginning at 2 p.m. and continuing through late tonight. The agency also issued a gale warning that will be in effect through the evening for ocean waters from Cape Shoalwater, Washington, to Cascade Head in Tillamook County.