Rainfall today: 0.00"
Rainfall for May 1.72" (- .58")
Rainfall since Oct 1 43.16" (+11.79")
Rainfall since Jan 1 19.74" (+2.49")
Break out the picnic gear...sunshine and warmth are here for Memorial Day
If the low 70s and mix of sun and clouds Sunday weren't warm enough for you, perhaps today will be.
We're expecting to start with maybe some areas of patchy clouds or fog, especially over the Coast Range and the Cascade foothills. But high pressure began building into the region last night, and already that's keeping the marine layer at bay this morning. So most areas are starting off with clear skies.
Sunshine will rule the day across the state and our daytime highs in the Portland/Vancouver Metro area will be warming quickly to the mid to upper 70s today. Beaches and mountains will stay in the 60s. The Gorge in the mid to upper 70s. Central and Eastern Oregon will see plenty of sunshine and highs in the 60s and 70s after a bit of a breezy morning.
Heat quickly takes over on Tuesday as we make a jump to around 90 and even with the return of some onshore flow, that keeps the heat east of the Cascades at midweek, we'll stay in the 80s the rest of the short week ahead.
Enjoy today if you have the day off!
Memorial Day - Sunny - 77
Tonight - Clear - 55
Tuesday - Sunny and Hot - 90
Wednesday - Sunny - 85
Meteorologist Mary Loos
Today's Record Temperatures