Wednesday kicked off a busy fall weather period across the region.

A High Wind Warning was posted at the Oregon Coast through 4 p.m., where KGW Meteorologist Nick Allard said southerly winds between 35-45 mph, with gusts of 65-plus mph started blowing in.

Allard said rain was expected increase at the coast and the winds will increase as the storm moves inland.

The Metro area and the valley will be breezy to windy as well.

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A Winter Storm Warning was also in effect for the Oregon Cascades from noon until midnight. The snow level will be at about 4,000' dropping to about 3,000' by tonight with roughly 10-15 possible tonight and an additional foot or so tomorrow. When it's all said and done, we could see 18-30 of new snow through tomorrow.

Highs Wednesday in the Metro area were going to be in the lower-50s.

Thursday, the snow level was forecast to dip down to between 1,500-2,000 feet, with snow continuing in the mountains. Another foot of snow was likely in the Cascades on Thursday.

Temperatures were expected to cool a bit each day, with the snow level dropping down to between 1,000-1,500 feet, resulting in some potential, in heavy showers especially, for West Hills Snowflakes. Allard said the Coast Range would definitely see snow, with anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of snow from tomorrow-Friday in the Coast Range.


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