Rain last 24 hours: .00"
August Rain: 0.06" Departure from Normal: -0.25"
Rainfall since October 1st (water year): 49.07" Departure from Normal: +14.87"
Few clouds and a cooler than average weekend.
We woke up to some areas of clouds on this Saturday, August 19th, but no widespread overcast.
Expect more sunshine as the day wears on, but northwest wind conditions will keep temperatures a little cooler than average through the weekend.
We have a big ridge of high pressure parked well offshore, but that will keep us dry through the next several days, including Monday for the eclipse!
Still keeping some clouds along the Coast, especially north, for eclipse Monday. Perhaps a few sneaking up the Columbia into SW Washington and Portland. The Central Willamette Valley, Salem and Corvallis, look good for prime viewing with sunshine and clear skies.
Central and Eastern Oregon are dealing with wildfire smoke, but it likely won't cause too much of a problem for eclipse viewers.
Looking beyond the eclipse, we're expecting Monday and Tuesday to be the warmest days of the week, into the mid 80s. Expect some cooling again late in the week as a weak weather system brings in extra clouds and a chance for a few showers Wednesday night into Thursday.
Today (8/19/17) - Few AM Clouds, PM Sun, cooler - 78
Tonight - clear skies, comfortable - 58
Sunday - Few AM Clouds, PM Sun, about average - 80
Eclipse Monday - Few AM Clouds, especially at the Coast. Poss. in SW WA and Portland early. Clear but smoky Central and East - 86
Meteorologist Mary Loos
Today's Record Temperatures