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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


So far today...

High: 60°
Precip: 0.00"
Low: 55°
98° (1988)
44° (1973)
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Since 1/1
Since 10/1

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A Few Clouds to Start

Couldn't ask for a better day ahead on this Labor Day. Hopefully you have the day off to get out and enjoy it.

We are dealing with some clouds and drizzle from around Cannon Beach down to about Netarts as a weak front moves onshore today. Clouds will be around in Southwest Washington through a lot of the day as well.

The rest of us will see a few clouds this morning, but more sun for the afternoon hours. Temperatures will climb today, too, to more average highs.

Expect another weak front tomorrow to bring some more clouds and cooler temperatures Tuesday as kids start to head back to school.

By Thursday we make a big jump back up into the 80s and the kids will be begging to wear shorts to school the rest of the week.

Today - 79

Tonight - 58


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It's most noticeable when it's been dry for a long while and the shower is fairly heavy. My wife, who grew up in Arizona, referred to this as the "wet rock" smell and there is some truth to it as it's rock that's among the main culprits for giving off the smell.
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Forecasters with NOAA's Climate Prediction Center – the people in charge of watching for El Niño and La Nina, among many other things – have dropped their chances of El Niño developing this fall and winter to 65 percent from 80 percent.

Granted, that's like saying a football team that was a 14 point favorite to win is now just an 11 point favorite – still a pretty good chance it'll happen. Just not as much as before.

But if nothing else, the trend is interesting.

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