October is the time for peak fall foliage in Oregon as the state braces for a drop in night temperatures. The average high temperatures are comfortably warm in the 55°F (12.8°C) to 70°F (21.1°C) range, but the nights are cold with the average low temperatures in the 32°F (0°C) to 48°F (8.9°C) range. The coastal areas offer gorgeous warm days at the beach, but the Cascades may see the first flurry of snow. The skies are partly cloudy as the state witnesses an average of 18 sunny days in the month. Precipitation increases significantly as the beginning of the wet season brings 5" (127mm) to 7" (178mm) of rainfall along the coast. Cedars, maples, and willows display peak colors from orange, red, purple, yellow, to gold by mid-October. Traversing the scenic bikeways, motorways, and waterways is the best way to experience the colors. Dress in layers as cold winds routinely blow in the evenings during October in Oregon.