Extra caution is called for ahead of the holiday weekend for visitors to the Oregon Coast.
A high surf warning and advisory has been issued for the central Oregon coast and north Oregon coast respectively by the National Weather Service.
A west-southwest swell in conjunction with a south wind is expected to bring higher than usual waves to Oregon’s beaches Thursday evening.
Seas off the coast are expected to peak between 22 to 27 feet Thursday evening before decreasing Friday according to a statement by the National Weather Service.
While seas will remain high, the danger of higher than average waves is expected to subside Friday.
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Holiday weekend forecast
A surprise to no one, raincoats will be a necessary accessory if you’re headed to the coast for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend.
Friday will see heavy rain at times with wind gusts up to 29 mph in Newport.
Rain decreases to showers on Saturday, likely continues Sunday before tapering off for a drier Monday.
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