Charles Kocher, Pilot staff writer

The National Weather Service has issued a new hazardous weather outlook for the Curry County coast, forecasting as much as 5 to 8 inches of precipitation later this week and into the weekend.

The rainfall would come on top of damaging rain from early last week, causing more pressure on saturated soils, open slide faces and already swollen creeks and streams.

The rain is forecast to start with light precipitation Tuesday, then become more severe on Wednesday, with storms lasting through the weekend.

"Forecast confidence is high that this series of systems will impact the region," says the special weather statement, "but there is low confidence on the specifics at this time."

Watch for updates about the forecasts at this website.

To find links to both the latest National Weather Service and AccuWeather forecasts, go to and to see the current conditions at the Pilot's downtown weather station go to