To those heading out to the coast range this weekend, there's a corker of a blow heading inland tonight and tomorrow. With the leaf load still on the alders, there's the very real chance of being trapped in by downfall on back roads. Here's the skinny: * SATURDAY WIND STRENGTH: SOUTH WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH FOR COASTAL COMMUNITIES AND 60 TO 70 MPH NEAR BEACHES AND HEADLANDS. * SATURDAY TIMING: WINDS WILL LIKELY PEAK DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS...DECREASING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH DURING THE EVENING SO THAT THE HIGHEST WINDS SHOULD BE OVER BY 7 PM FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST AND BY 10 PM SATURDAY FOR THE CENTRAL OREGON COAST. * SUNDAY WIND STRENGTH: SOUTH WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS OF55 TO 65 MPH FOR COASTAL COMMUNITIES AND 70 TO 80 MPH NEAR BEACHES AND HEADLANDS. * SUNDAY TIMING: WINDS WILL LIKELY PEAK DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. This is old hat for many of us who live down here, but with the very real possibility of hurricane class winds combined with biblical rains, expect slides and downed trees. We have all heard it before, but let somebody know where your going, when you'll be back, yadi, yadi. Good luck to all.