KATU Weather Forecast

Friday, October 9, 2015

Plenty of rain coming to the Pacific Northwest this weekend.


A weak cold front moved over the coast this morning bringing areas of light rain. Tonight and Saturday a much stronger system arrives. Rain, possibly heavy at times and gusty winds will accompany it. Rain totals on the coast will reach almost .75" and locally about .50".

With the deep low pressure center near Vancouver Island south winds on the coast will reach speeds between 40 to 45mph. In the Willamette Valley we could see windspeeds about half that. Even though it will be wet temperatures will remain mild. Highs will reach the upper 60s to lower 70s.  If you plan on going to the coast for a bit of storm watching Be Careful! Danger surf conditions are predicted with waves reaching 15 to 17 feet.

Rain turns to showers Sunday with dry and warmer weather most of next week.

Tonight's low 61

Saturday's high 67