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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: 80°
Precip: 0.00"
Low: 55°
Normal
Record
70°
95° (2005)
51°
39° (1966)
Sunrise
5:28am
Sunset
8:48pm
Precipitation
 
Normal
Tuesday
Trace
0.09"
This Month
0.59"
2.05"
Since 1/1
14.09"
17.00"
Since 10/1
29.07"
31.12"

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 

We hit 80 for a high today in Portland...just the start of a very warm stretch!

Finally, an upper-level low pressure area moves away from the Pacific Northwest. Thunderstorms were still scattered froom the Cascades to the east side of Oregon and Washington, but skies cleared for most of us west of the mountains.

Skies will stay mostly clear overnight, even so, after a warm day, lows will be mild, in the mid 50's .

The weather turns even warmer tomorrow and into the weekend. Daytime highs will rise to the low to mid 80s- as upper level warmer air is transported into the Pacific Northwest. 

Our area will see three or four more 80-degree days this week--Sunday is iffy at this point but will still be in the upper 70's at the very least-- to add to the two we've logged so far this month.

We'll see more clouds Sunday, and cooler temperatures with a slight chance of showers to start the next work week.

Joe English

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