KATU Weather Forecast

Tuesday October 21 5:00 AM

A very wet week is ahead for the area- perhaps the wettest storm we've seen since last winter.

Scattered showers continued overnight and into this morning. However, showers will aper off by mid-morning. Much of the afternoon is looking dry. Daytime highs will be in the low 60s.  This evening's forecast will turn wet again. A strong storm arrives; packing strong wind for the coast (60 mph) and heavy rain for the coast, valley and Cascades through at least Wednesday night. In the metro area, rain amounts will likely reach up to 2" between now and Thursday. Rain amounts near 5" are likely in the higher elevations.

The National Weather Service has posted a High Wind Watch  for the North/Central Coast later today... in anticipation of strong wind gusts.  Minor flooding or sharp rises in water levels are possible in smaller local rivers.