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UPDATE: Foggy Mornings, Oregon Coast / Washington Coast Still Mostly Sunny Through Sunday

Updated 10/10/22 at 8:04 PM
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

UPDATE: Foggy Mornings, Oregon Coast / Washington Coast Still Mostly Sunny Through Sunday

(Manzanita, Oregon) – [UPDATED: New Predictions.] There's a persistent fog layer still attached to the Oregon coast and Washington coast, and it's been dampening the views in spite of weather predictions saying “sunny” for the last few days. Forecasts have been confusing, but one National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologist said it's been a difficult few days. That foggy marine layer has lingered until late in the afternoons, yet the NWS is saying it's otherwise sunny. (Photo Oregon Coast Beach Connection: at Manzanita)

Besides all this, forecasts have been changing rapidly there, said meteorologist Tyler Kranz. On top off all that, it is actually really sunny in most Oregon coast / Washington coast towns, but not right on the beaches.

Here is an update:

The NWS said fog and wildfire haze will still be hitting the Oregon coast and Washington coast, with Monday turning to some drizzle on the beaches. Kranz said that weather system should break up the marine / fog layers, so sunny weather predictions should be quite real from Tuesday onward. The farther south you go beyond Bandon, temps will get warmer and into the 70s on some days.

However, Kranz cautioned the actual beaches may be foggy for much of the next week while just a half mile inland, the rest of the beach town will be bright and blue.

Either way, aside from some patchy drizzle on Monday night, it's going to be at least another week without any rain, the NWS said. The inland regions will again return to higher-than-normal temps in the 70s and 80s.

The coastlines will be sunny to partly sunny all through next Sunday, October 16, except for Monday's drizzle. Fog may linger right on the beach.

“Models have shifted the Monday-Tuesday system further east into the northern plains so Monday and Tuesday will likely be somewhat cooler with no rain,” the NWS said. By the middle of the week, temperatures are forecasted to return into the upper 70s and low 80s, with no precipitation forecasted through the long term period.”

However, smokey haze will be a problem in the southern Willamette Valley and parts of Washington State, with air alerts being issued in some areas. That haze is expected along the Washington coast and Oregon coast at various times as well. Check out Oregon Coast Sky Cams - Web Cams, Weather Cams

“The easterly flow is driving smoke/haze from active fires in Washington State into the region,” the NWS said. “This will provide some mitigation to daytime heating, but temperatures are forecasted to approach high temperature records.”

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On the central Washington coast down through the upper third of the Oregon coast (Westport through Lincoln City), look for haze on Saturday and not a lot of sun. The farther north you go into the Washington coast, expect temps to drop by a few degrees than north Oregon coast predictions. Even so, Ocean Park is predicted to hit close to 70 some days this week.

All the way through next Sunday is expected to be in the 60s for much of the two coastlines, along with mostly sunny to sunny conditions from about Lincoln City northward. Thursday could approach the 70s, according to NWS predictions.

On the central Oregon coast (Florence through Lincoln City), temps will be similar but more clouds, with some partly sunny days in the mix.

Above: Brookings, courtesy Manuela Durson - see Manuela Durson Fine Arts for more

From the southern Oregon coast's Coos Bay southward, things begin warming up, especially in the Banana Belt area of Gold Beach / Brookings, with sunnier skies through the next week and temps sometimes above 70 degrees.

Second Summer should continue its hold along the Pacific Northwest shorelines, in spite of whatever fog may linger.

This is, of course, barring any abrupt change - as what happened to predictions earlier this week. Sun was forecast for Thursday and Friday but the coastal regions became socked in.

These are good times to head out to the coastlines as lodging rates largely begin dropping and crowds are generally less. Calm seas like this will also mean good whale watching. Lots of orcas had been spotted in the Astoria earlier this week, but it's unclear if they're still in the Columbia or not.

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