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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: 96°
Precip: 0.00"
Low: 67°
Normal
Record
78°
94° (1960)
57°
48° (2010)
Sunrise
5:28am
Sunset
9:02pm
Precipitation
 
Normal
Saturday
Trace
0.03"
This Month
Trace
0.12"
Since 1/1
14.49"
19.24"
Since 10/1
29.47"
33.36"

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Sunday, July 5th

Hot, dry conditions stay with us...

We are heading into our 7th day of 90 degrees + on this Sunday. The Heat Advisory has been extended for the Metro area, SW Washington, the Willamette Valley, and into the Gorge. It will now be in place through midnight Wednesday.

A thermal trough of low pressure pushed off the Coast today, giving us a slight change to offshore flow. So no marine air to help cool things in the Valley at all.

We set a record high in Portland today, all ready 96 degrees...the old record was 94...and it's the warmest day we've had so far this year.

There's no change in the weather pattern expected until maybe later this week. Only then will we "cool" into the 80s.

Tonight - 66

Tomorrow - 95

Joe English

 

 

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