Chilly start in the 40s, but a pleasant start to June with highs near 70 degrees

The Portland/ Vancouver weather forecast from the KGW weather team. Updated several times daily, this includes the outlook around Oregon and in Southwest Washington.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Chilly temperatures in the 40s to begin your Monday morning.  Much of the Willamette Valley and southwest Washington will begin the day with sunshine. High temperatures today in Portland will be near 70 degrees.  

Eastern Oregon stands to see at least a few showers today, but nothing like the severe weather that ripped through the area on Saturday, more on that below.

As we turn the page into June, the week ahead looks pretty nice with sunshine and seasonably warm temperatures in the 70s most days. Our next round of wet weather begins with possible Friday afternoon showers and likely rain at times Saturday, followed by sun and showers Sunday. 

Meteorologist Chris McGinness files our report on weekend severe weather:

It’s rare that the Pacific Northwest is the hot spot for severe weather but we were Saturday. The National Weather Service in Pendleton received dozens of severe weather reports. Some of the most notable, a few reports of 2-inch diameter hail near Sisters, and a measured 85-mph wind gust near Madras. The town of Vantage, WA, north of the TriCites had a measured wind gust to 97mph!

Jefferson and Deschutes counties were especially hard hit with reports of widespread damage including downed trees and power lines. This viewer photo from Ian Garrett.

And 1-inch diameter hail captured by Garrett Hartung near Three Sisters Viewpoint on Highway-20 west of Tumalo this afternoon. 

Expect a tame weather week ahead… no big storms, and no high heat. We don’t see any 90-degree heat on the horizon for the Willamette Valley in the next week to 10 days.

Meteorologist Rod Hill

                                      

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