The National Weather Service is warning of a hazardous weather outlook and issued a wind advisory for Eastern Oregon at 12:30 p.m. today, continuing until 8 p.m.
"Surface pressure gradients will tighten across much of the region today as a strong cold front moves across the area," the advisory said. "This will produce sustained wind speeds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts as high as 55 mph."
Wind advisories are issued for sustained winds between 30 and 39 mph or with gusts ranging between 46 to 57 mph.
"Winds of this magnitude can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles," the warning continued. "Minor property damage may also occur."
The hazardous weather outlook covers central and northeast Oregon and central and southeast Washington. Today and tonight the outlook calls for snow in the Blue Mountains and strong winds.
"A frontal system will move into the forecast area today, bringing more rain and mountain snow," the warning said. "Significant snow accumulations are expected about 3,500 feet in the northern Blue Mountains today and tonight.
The winter weather advisory is in effect through 4 a.m. Wednesday.