Rain last 24 hours: .00"
May RAIN: 1.92" Departure from Normal: -.30"
Rainfall since October 1st (water year): 47.93" Departure from Normal: +16.64"
SNOW IN PORTLAND since Dec. 1st: 11.2"
High Temps Dropping For The Holiday!!!
We have a cooler, but still very nice Sunday evening around the metro area. Temperatures will be in the 70's around sunset, with mostly clear skies, into the upper 50's for overnight lows, and clouds to start the day Monday.
The marine layer of low clouds that's been crawling along the coast the past couple of days will work its way into the valley for Memorial Day. It will likely push farther into the Valley for the morning on Tuesday.
Temperatures and conditions at the Coast continue to be cool, in the 50s to around 60 through the holiday Monday. Overcast conditions with a little drizzle at times will also persist.
For the valley and SW Washington we'll get some clearing late afternoon and evening, and while daytime highs will only get into the mid to upper 70's for most of us, they still will be well above average for Memorial Day. Monday evening will be much cooler though, have a sweater handy if you're having that late barbecue, and watch for a possible passing shower later in the evening, around 9 or 10 O'Clock.
Monday night into Tuesday the region will see more of a marine push with a disturbance coming in from the southwest, and that will bring a change to our warm dry pattern and usher in a few showers early Tuesday into early Wednesday.
Cooler temperatures will also prevail through the rest of the week.
The Cascades will see increasing chances for late day thunderstorms popping up Monday and Tuesday. The possibility remains that some of those storms could drift into the foothills or the Willamette Valley on Monday evening.
Central and Eastern Oregon will remain dry, with a slight chance of thundershowers, and warmer than everyone else through the holiday and perhaps into Tuesday as the upper level ridge giving the west side of the mountains the sunshine and warm temperatures the last few days is shifting to the east. 80s and 90s will be still on tap for the east end of the Gorge and other key parts of the state like Bend and Pendleton.
Next weekend...The Starlight Parade is on Saturday...and weather should be very comfortable...partly cloudy with highs in the 70's.
Sunday night - Clear, mild - 58
Monday - Cloudy morning, partly cloudy afternoon - 80
Tuesday - Cloudy, PM showers, much cooler - 65
Today's Record Temperatures