Here comes the rain again ...

EUGENE, Ore. - So long, somewhat sunny skies!

The National Weather Service said rain returns this weekend - with a vengence.

But first, winds will whip the Oregon Coast.

High winds are possible Saturday morning along beaches and headlands," forecasters said. "A series of stronger fronts are expected on Sunday afternoon and again Monday.

"Heavy rain is also possible along the coast at times, with the heaviest rain Sunday night through early Tuesday."

That is the story for northwest Oregon, too, as heavy rain washes across the region Sunday through Wednesday.

"A period of wet and active weather is expected to impact the Pacific Northwest beginning this weekend and continuing through much of next week," forecasters said. "Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon are expected to see periods of heavy rain, with snow in the Cascades mainly above the pass levels."

Here's the best part: forecasters aren't sure where the heaviest rain will hit.

"However, the forecast currently shows some heavy rain causing significant river rises on the coast and the south Willamette Valley," forecasters said. "There are still a lot of autumn leaves on trees and the ground, and this may cause drainage issues and localized flood problems next week. Motorists should be prepared for standing water and flooded roadways during times of heavy rain."

RESOURCES: Weather Forecast | River Levels | Road Cameras