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High wind warning in effect for the coast

A high wind warning is in effect for Oregon’s North Coast beginning tonight through late Monday afternoon.

The warning also applies to the south Washington coast.

The National Weather Service says people should expect south winds of up to 35 miles per hour with gusts of 45 to 60 miles per hour. Winds will be strongest on exposed headlands and beaches and power outages are likely. The winds could also damage trees. Travel could be difficult for high profile vehicles late tonight and through Monday afternoon.

The wind warning is set to begin at 10 p.m. today and is in effect until 4 p.m. Monday. 

People should avoid forested areas and being around trees and branches.

With heavy rain expected to begin tonight and last through Monday, portions of northwest Oregon, including the North Coast, and southwest Washington are also under a flood watch from Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon.

The highest concern is for the Grays and Naselle Rivers in Washington which could reach flood stage late Monday night or Tuesday morning, according to the weather service.

A flood watch is different than a flood warning and residents are advised to monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. People living in flood-prone areas should be prepared to take action.

KMUN will provide updates as possible.