Winds along the North Coast could reach speeds of 40 mph, with gusts increasing to 50 mph, starting Tuesday afternoon and lasting into the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather alert covers coastal headlands from Astoria south to Florence. It will go into effect starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

The Weather Service says winds could increase during the afternoon and evening over beaches as a strong cold front approaches the coast.

 

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