By Dave Salesky
6.14" of rain in October that's over 3" above normal. Now it looks like drier weather is returning for at least the first week of November. Go figure, this is turning into an interesting fall.
A weak ridge will begin to build across the region tonight, keeping us dry. I do expect wide spread areas of fog on Friday morning. Some areas could see visibilites below 1/4 of a mile.
After the fog lifts we should have partly to mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures will remain in the low 60s, about 5 degrees above average.
Through at least the middle of next week we'll have no better than a 40% chance of rain. Freezing levels will remain well above pass levels.
Tonight's low 51
So far today...
Friday, December 19th 8 a.m.
Rain showers today, but heavy rain through the weekend
Showers with some heavier rain embedded within them will be the order of the morning commute.
Scattered showers continue into the afternoon with a high around 50.
Rain begins to move back into the region late tonight with the first round of heavy rain hitting the Coast by Saturday morning. It will move inland through the afternoon, and into the mountains.
Snow levels will be around 4,500' for the day Saturday, but quickly shoot up to around 7,000' by Saturday night. Sunday it will be well above pass level. So rain will be falling at those elevations.
Rain continues, heavy at times through Sunday afternoon.
We could see totals for the Valley of 1-4" of rain by the end of the weekend. While there are no advisories for flooding posted yet, it is a concern. Heavier amounts are expected at the Coast and in the Mountains.
Today - 50
Tonight - 45
Meteorologist Mary Loos
The glacier caves at Mt. Hood are a very rugged, dangerous, and awe-inspiring palace of natural beauty.
Nicolaus Wegner is at it again, with a sequel to his amazing "StormScapes" time lapse video using new footage he shot over this past summer.
"High plains storms are some of the most beautiful and wild in the world," Wegner wrote on his Vimeo page.
KATU Forecast Team
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