Rain last 24 hours: .77"
MARCH RAIN to Date: 6.34" Departure from Normal: +3.41"
Rainfall since October 1st (water year): 40.58" Departure from Normal: +14.99"
SNOW since Dec. 1st: 11.2"
Breaks Saturday. Sunday, another wet day
Saturday (3/25/17) many of us woke up to quiet conditions with some sunbreaks in the clouds. Others still had some showers rolling through. Expect showers to be possible, but very scattered in nature through the early part of the day. We're still dealing with the conditions behind our front from yesterday. BUT we should begin to see less shower activity in the second half of the day, and virtually dry conditions later this afternoon into the evening and overnight hours.
If you'll miss the rain, don't worry, it will make a quick comeback on Sunday. Rain starts early Sunday morning on the Coast, along with windy conditions. Strong winds will continue through the morning along with the rain. All in advance of the next cold front which moves onshore through the day. Valley locations will see rain by mid-morning. Rainfall totals will again be around a 1/4 to 1/2". Expect more mountain snow, too. The snow level will remain around 4,000' Sunday with another 4-8" of snow possible.
East of the Cascades Saturday will just be clouds, a bit breezy and with a few scattered showers. More moisture makes it over the Cascades with Sunday's frontal system and that is expected to bring rain and mountain snow back to Central and Eastern Oregon through Monday morning.
Showers or rain continue through the week, with little break. Overnight lows will continue in the 40s, while daytime highs run a few degrees below average, in the low to mid 50s.
So far in March our rainfall total is around 6.34". The wettest March on record at PDX is 2012 with 7.89" of rain.
Saturday - Few Showers, esp. early, drier evening and overnight - 54
Sunday - Rain and windy - 52
Monday - Showers continue - 54
Meteorologist Mary Loos
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