A High Wind Warning has been issued for the south Washington Coast for later Sunday night and early Monday with another round early Monday afternoon.
Later this evening south winds will strengthen to 25 – 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph on the open beaches and headlands. Tonight winds will increase with gusts between 50 – 60 mph, lasting through Monday morning. Gusts of 65 – 80 are expected on the open beaches and headlands Monday morning.
The strongest winds will strike the coast on Monday night. A very deep low pressure system will develop offshore late Monday and pass offshore of the coast Monday night as the system moves towards British Columbia.
Expect south winds to increase on Monday evening with sustained winds of 40 – 50 mph with gust of 65 – 80 mph. Open beaches and headland gust may reach as high as 85 – 95 mph. Winds are expected to ease early Tuesday.
Residents are urged to prepare for possible power outages by checking flashlights, batteries, firewood, and generators. Plan to stay indoors and away from potential hazards such as trees and power lines.