The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for the period from  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday for coastal areas of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. Winds of up to 35 mph with gusts as high as 60 mph are forecast for coastal and headland areas, including Ocean Park, Astoria and Cannon Beach.

The Longview-Kelso area is not within the hazard zone, although the weather service does predict winds up to 22 mph with gusts as high as 34 mph Thursday morning.

Forecasters warned that the strongest winds will occur during mid-day and may be strong enough to cause power interruptions or damage to trees and property.

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