High winds, lots of rain in Monday forecast

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Expect sustained winds of 20-35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph, including 75 mph on the beaches. The strongest winds are expected this morning through midday.

A gale watch will be in effect for Puget Sound according to a map circulated by the agency. The Wind Advisory is no longer in effect. Includes the greater Seattle area, Bellevue, Tacoma, Bremerton, and Olympia.

IMPACTS... Falling trees and limbs, power outages, and minor damage to structures. Driving conditions will be risky, especially for high profile vehicles. Falling trees or large branches have been known to cause fatalities during windstorms. The weather service advises people to secure loose outdoor objects or light-weight furniture before the potentially damaging winds arrive.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory through 7 p.m. tonight for much of the Willamette Valley, including Corvallis, Albany and Lebanon.

Weather models have been a little inconsistent with the tracking of the low pressure, which makes a difference in potential wind speeds/gusts, that being said, I would be prepared for gusts to approach the 40mph range through the valley and 60 miles per hour range on the coast.

TIMING... Late Monday morning through early Monday evening.