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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
Friday's high 60

Dave

So far today...

High: 72°
Precip: Trace
Low: 68°
Normal
Record
82°
95° (2009)
59°
47° (1963)
Sunrise
5:54am
Sunset
8:39pm
Precipitation
 
Normal
Thursday
Trace
0.02"
This Month
1.05"
0.65"
Since 1/1
24.14"
19.77"
Since 10/1
29.96"
33.89"

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Friday, August 1,  5:50 AM

We start August off with a bang, boom and a few lightning strikes!

Active weather, including thunder, lightning and heavy downpours moved through the area overnight. However, after streets get wet this morning, the morning will be calm, humid and hot for the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 80s again. Sunshine will be more filtered today. Tonight, skies turn partly cloudy. Overnight lows will be near 60 degrees.

Tomorrow and Sunday, the weather returns to summer conditions. Daytime highs will be in the mid 80s. There will likely be some morning clouds around the area. The warm weather and dry weather will extend into next week.

Rhonda

Scott's Blog

Weather Blog Long range forecasts maintain generally warm pattern through February (Photo Gallery)
For much of late winter and spring, the message has been the same by NOAA's Climate Prediction Center: Expect a warmer than normal summer.

So far, July is delivering, with several days of 80s and 90s around the Pacific Northwest, and even a few triple digit days east of the Cascades.

Portland is just one spot in the region, but it's a whopping 2.5 degrees above normal so far.

And the forecast for this week brings a return of more warm-to-hot weather to finish off the month!

So what about August? Those same long-range forecasts suggest more of the same. And September. And October. And November. And...see a theme developing?

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