Rain and strong coastal winds will hit the Pacific Northwest on Sunday as the first in a long series of storms rolls ashore on the West Coast.

Rain will fall heavy at times along the coast and in some areas along the I-5 corridor. Higher amounts of rainfall through Sunday night will reach 1- to- 2 inches.

Along and near the coast, highest wind will gust 40 to 50 mph late Saturday night through midday on Sunday In some areas strong winds will last into Sunday night.

Story By AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews.