South winds 35 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph will develop late tonight. Winds will increase to 30 mph to 45 mph with gusts to 65 mph Thursday afternoon. A few gusts to 70 mph can be expected at the coastal headlands. Strong winds are expected to develop this evening along the central Oregon Coast and move northward during early morning hours.
A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.
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