First chance of "real" rain since early summer predicted for Portland area

Raindrops (SBG photo) 

PORTLAND, Ore. - A cooler, onshore upper-level windflow will help cool the area Wednesday, KATU meteorologist Rhonda Shelby said. It's the start of a drop in temperature for the Portland metro area.

She said you can expect more clouds north of the Columbia River by Wednesday afternoon. Skies will continue to stay mainly sunny with partly cloudy weather north of the Columbia River.

Daytime highs will drop to the mid-70s Wednesday- after a warm start to the week Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday night, expect partly cloudy skies with lows near 54.

Our first chance of 'real'rain since early in the summer will occur on Sunday Night and Monday of next week, Shelby said. Temperatures will likely cool down into the mid 60s.

This system could also produce snow in the Cascades. Shelby says a dusting is possible for elevations above 6,000 feet.

The showers are expected to continue Tuesday.

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