Wild weekend weather hit the coast beginning friday evening with warnings extending into Sunday and more wet conditions expected to persist according to KAST meteorologist Rick Van Cise. He says most of the wet and windy conditions are behind us as the storm exits but there are still some chances of light showers. We can expect more dry weather for most of the week ahead.
Frday night usherd in a series of storms that hit the coast as multiple systems made their way onland. Wind gusts reaching as high as 93 miles per hour at the Coast on Radar Ridge near Nasselle. One guage there reading that thre were sustained winds of up to 80mph. The winter storm blasted gusts as high as 70 at Cape Disappointment and the same at Clatsop Spit.
Power went out just before 8pm on Saturday evening, knocking out the lights for many in Clatsop County for a short period of time, pacific power indicated that as many as 15,000 people were without power for a short period of time. Power was fully restored within an hour of the outage.
With our wet and windy weekend behind us there are just a few more light rain showers to wring out of that storm system as it exits. Next comes a drying trend. The chance of rain eases tonight, clouds part, and we're in for sunshine tomorrow and dry weather most of the work week! Highs today near 50, with overnight lows close to 40 and SW wind 5-15 mph.
-KAST 1370 Meteorologist Rick Van Cise