Grays Harbor Deputy Director of Emergency Management Chuck Wallace released a Hazardous Weather Alert for Sunday and Monday.
At this time, the best projection from the National Weather Service is that starting on Sunday there will be sustained East to South East winds of 25-35 mph, gusting to 55 mph especially along the coast and mouth of Grays Harbor. High winds will be felt throughout the county.
Sunday Night into Monday, a second, much stronger system will arrive, and winds will increase to 30-40 mph sustained West winds with gusts up to 60-65 mph through Monday. Coastal swells are also expected to increase to 25 feet bringing long wave run ups along the beaches. The concern is for a wave induced high tide between 2-4 pm, raising tides 2 feet higher than normal producing lowland and coastal flooding. Areas such as Westport could be impacted.
Grays Harbor County Emergency Management will continue to monitor the conditions throughout the weekend and the weather forecast tomorrow will drive the need to alert coastal residents of the very high winds expected.