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NWS issues several advisories for the coast, and a wind advisory for the Willamette Valley


The National Weather Service has issued three weather advisories for the Oregon Coast today . A coastal flood warning, a high surf warning, and a high wind warning..

The coastal flood watch is in effect through 10 pm Tuesday. The National Weather Service says conditions are favorable for flooding to develop. Coastal residents should be alert for later statements or warnings, and take action to protect property. Remain out of the water to avoid hazardous swimming conditions.

There is also a high wind warning in effect until 7 pm Tuesday on the North and Central Oregon Coast. Southwest winds could gust up to 75 miles per hour.

Damaging winds may blow down trees and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm and use caution if you must drive.

A wind advisory is also in effect for the central and south Willamette Valley to 7 pm Tuesday. Winds 25 to 35 miles per hour are expected with gusts possible up to 55 miles per hour. Gusty winds can blow unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down. People are advised to secure outdoor objects.

Karen Richards has been a KLCC reporter since the fall of 2012.