Saturday’s sun gives way to a few showers Sunday

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, Oregon — A sunny Saturday afternoon will give way to some showers Sunday.

Our next weather maker throws clouds our way this evening, with the chance of showers increasing overnight. It’s likely the north Coast is getting wet before dawn Sunday, with occasional light rain or showers pushing through the rest of the region before noon.

Here’s a look at the timing of the rain with Futurecast:

Rainfall looks pretty light in the Valley and along the I-5 corridor with most folks seeing a tenth of an inch or less. Heaviest rain will fall at the Coast and in the higher terrain of the Coast Range and Cascade foothills.

The snow level Sunday will remain well above the passes, around 8,000′.

That system exits Sunday afternoon, though a few spotty showers may linger into the first part of Monday.

The storm track is not too far to our north, but it doesn’t appear there are any major weather makers lining up to take a run at us next week…translation, much of next week could be dry for the Rose City.

There are some signs a pretty good push of cold air spilling into the Northern Rockies could push westward through the Columbia Basin and into the Gorge later next week.  This could mean a chilly finish to the week ahead with highs in Portland remaining in the mid 50s and lows in the 30s.

Have a great weekend, and take good care of each one another.

Chris McGinness
KGW Meteorologist

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