A High Wind Warning remains in effect for the North and Central Coast until 4 am Tuesday morning.
Winds Increasing from the southeast 20 to 35 mph could gust up to 55 mph on Monday in areas like Westport, Hoquiam, and Quillayute.
The latest models indicated that strong winds will develop during the day Monday or Monday night, depending on location.
The high wind criteria is lower than normal but the National Weather Service in Seattle notes that this is the first windstorm of the season and is expected to have a greater impact.
As a strong frontal system moves through the area today the rain will become
heavy at times in the Olympics and North Cascades. With up to 6 inches forecast in Quiinault from Sunday night to Tuesday.
This is what the storm looks like via infrared satellite imagery. This image shows cloud top temperatures. The brighter/warmer the colors, the colder the cloud tops. There are a lot of clouds stacked above us. #wawx pic.twitter.com/FF3XpHCqhf
— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) November 26, 2018
A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is likely or occurring. Sustained wind speeds as high as 40 mph and/or gusts of 60 mph or higher can result in property damage.