One more warm day as rain chances begin

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

One more mild day as rain chances begin this afternoon.  Steady rain returns to the coast as early as the noon hour.  Here in the valley, we could see light rain trickle over the Coast Range as early as 3:00 pm.  Understand that Portland may stay dry until tonight, as we wait and see.  Valley high temps will warm into the upper 50s and possibly reach 60 for a 2nd straight day. 

The cold front arrives Friday and will bring the main period of rainy weather that could drop up to .40″ of rainfall for Salem and Portland. Snow levels tomorrow will start near 4,500 feet and lower to 3,000 feet late day. 

Behind the front, our weekend will see much cooler afternoons with highs near 50 degrees.  Saturday showers will pick up Sunday morning as a 2nd front arrives.  Weekend snow levels near 2,000′ on average.

Next week begins mainly dry, but I am watching a partly cloudy pattern that could still produce a few scattered showers. 

Meteorologist Rod Hill, connect with me @

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