The National Weather Service of Portland has issued a high wind warning, in effect till 9 pm. A quick burst of strong winds will affect the Coast and Coast Range through this evening.
Low pressure offshore is pushing strong winds aloft down to the surface this afternoon. Initially these strong winds were only occurring in thunderstorms, but now they are becoming more widespread along the Northern and Central Oregon Coast and Coast Range. Winds from the southwest will be 30 to 40 mph, with gusts up to 65 mph, especially in exposed locations. Winds are expected to decrease later tonight.