PORTLAND -- High wind on the Oregon coast is making its way to the Portland Metro area, and bringing with it rain that will last until at least the weekend, KGW Meteorologist Nick Allard said Wednesday morning.

This morning showers are slowly pushing back into the area with temps in the 30s and 40s, he said. The system coming in will only produce light to maybe moderate rain, however, the wind will increase quite a bit this afternoon and evening.

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The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for the central coast range, in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday.

In the meantime we still have breezy weather on the east side of the metro area and the western end of the gorge, Allard said. The east wind will continue for most of the day before changing directions Wednesday night.

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Rain Wednesday morning was expected to turn into lighter showers in the afternoon, but another system Wednesday night should bring more rainy and breezy weather, lasting into the weekend.

Sun breaks are possible Saturday and Sunday, with a chance for mostly cloudy skies Monday.

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