Rainfall Last 24 hours: 0.07"
September: 1.69" (+.22")
Since January 1: 23.60" (+1.69")
Water Year (Starting October 1, 2015): 47.02" (10.99")
Cool, with showers and some mountain snow
A mix of clouds, weak sun and showers as we kick off the weekend. Expect showers to continue through the day across the region. Some sun breaks at times, too, could lead to some instability by later this afternoon. So the potential for an isolated thunderstorm is possible around the Metro area or SW WA along the I-5 corridor. The Coast could see a chance of an isolated storm today, too.
Meanwhile the first in a series of systems will slowly drop south along the Coast through Saturday and move onshore Sunday. It will continue to push showers into the region through most of Sunday. Mountain snow has already begun to fall this morning on Mt. Hood. Timberline had received a dusting that was not sticking to the roads up to the lodge, by 9am. The freezing level dropped from 12,000' Friday night, to 6,000' Saturday morning. Snow levels will hover around 5,500' through the weekend with 1-3" expected from that elevation and above. We could see a trace to an 1" as low as 4,500'.
The next system, a cold front, will arrive later Monday afternoon and evening. And at least two more systems are slated to move into the Northwest through the week. So expect cool, showery conditions with highs in the 60s all week.
Saturday - Cloudy, showers, some heavy at times, isolated PM thunderstorm - 64
Sunday - Cloudy, scattered showers - 62
Monday - Mainly dry until around 5pm or so, then rain moves in - 63
Meteorologist Mary Loos
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