Rain Last 24 Hrs. 0.01"
September Rainfall: 1.55" Departure from Normal: 0.63"
Rain since Oct. 1st (Rainfall Year) : 29.99" Departure from Normal: -5.49"
Rain since Jan. 1st (Annual): 15.89" Departure from Normal: - 5.47"
Feeling like Fall, but not for long
Increasing clouds Friday night, kept a cap on our daytime heating, so temperatures began a bit milder on Saturday, September 22nd. Portland's low was 60, "normal" would be in the low 50s.
Meanwhile a weak front was moving through in the morning hours, creating some scattered showers. As the morning wore on, more showers began arriving before Noon, especially in Portland and SW WA. Some were heavy at times, created by instability. So be ready with rain gear through the mid-afternoon and expect some downpours to be heavy and steady at times.
Three big sporting events happening today should pan out as follows.
Oregon State Beavers vs. Arizona Wildcats - Kickoff at 1 p.m. in Corvallis - Chance of a few showers at kickoff, about 65 with West wind 5-10 mph.
Portland Thorns vs. North Carolina Courage - Kickoff at 1:30 p.m. in Portland - Chance of showers especially around kickoff, mid 60s.
Oregon Ducks vs. Stanford Cardinal - Kickoff at 5 p.m. in Eugene - Maybe a sprinkle or shower around kickoff. Should be dry and mild. 70. NW wind 5-10 mph.
This cold front was already dying out over the region at mid-morning, but the associated trough was still pushing through. More showers developing off the Coast Range and Willapa Hills and moving into SW WA, the North and Central Willamette Valley through at least mid-afternoon. Mostly cloudy with a few breaks until late. Expecting drying to begin this evening. Coast and Gorge will be a bit breezy to gusty today with onshore west wind. Gusts 20-25 mph.
Some models are picking up a couple showers in the early morning, Sunday, but otherwise drier with highs in mid to upper 60s.
Ridge builds quickly in this week to punch daytime highs through the 70s and well above average, into the low 80s. Especially Tuesday through Thursday.
Fall begin this evening (9/22/18) at 6:54 p.m., but it sure won't feel like it this coming week! Welcome back late Summer!
Today - Mostly cloudy, showers early, drying later - 70
Tonight - Mild early, then clearing and cooler - 53
Sunday - Cooler start, maybe a sprinkle north, clouds early, clearing - 69
Monday - AM clouds, PM Sun - 73
Tuesday - Sunny, warm - 78
Meteorologist Mary Loos
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