PORTLAND, Ore. -- The National Weather Service has issued a high wind advisory that starts at noon Wednesday and last until 11 p.m.

Beaches and headlands can expect to see sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 65 mph. Coastal cities will see gusts to about 55 mph. The peak period for the high winds will be 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The weather service has also issued gale warnings for the Oregon Coast and a small craft advisory for rough bar conditions at the mouth of the Columbia River.

The gale warnings for the central Oregon Coast take effect at 2 p.m. Wednesday and continue until 9 a.m. Thursday. South winds will be 25 to 35 mph with gusts around 45 mph possible Wednesday evening.

Current Forecast

Gale warnings for the north coast will remain in effect until 11 p.m. Wednesday.

The bar advisory takes effect Wednesday afternoon and lasts through 6 a.m. Thursday.

High wind advisory along the coast

Here's a look at Cannon Beach, with high winds blowing the sand along the shore. A high wind advisory is in effect.

Posted by KGW-TV on Wednesday, October 18, 2017
A NOAA satellite image shows a river of air stretching across the North Pacific from Asia to the Northwest.