The National Weather Service in Portland has upgraded the high wind watch to a high wind warning which is in effect from 7 pm Saturday evening to 7 am Sunday for the south Washington coast.
Strong sustained south winds from 40 to 45 mph with gusts as high as 65 mph are expected to develop at coastal headlands and beaches along the south Washington and north Oregon coast tonight. Peak winds are expected to occur between 8 pm and 3 am on the Oregon coast and between midnight and 6 am on the south Washington coast.
A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or is occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. Be sure to have flashlights, batteries, and firewood handy!