Tonight: Tonight we will see mostly cloudy skies with lows in the upper 40s to low 50s with breezy winds out of the South at 10 to 20 mph with 90% chance of moderate showers.
Tomorrow: We will start off with mostly cloudy skies with morning lows in the upper 40s to low 50s. we will see skies turn partly cloudy around lunch time as the warm front pulls away but it won’t last long as a cold front will bring clouds and rain back for the evening, highs will be in the upper 50s to low 60s.
Late Week: Showers are decreasing this afternoon as a low and associated front continue to move north. This break in rain this afternoon and evening provides the perfect opportunity to clear storm drains of fallen leaves before the next front brings more rain tonight through Thursday. Satellite imagery shows the next low deepening off of the south Oregon coast this afternoon. This low will send a moist warm front south to north across nw Oregon and SW Washington this evening through late tonight. Satellite derived precipitable waters shows 1.5 to 1.7 inch of precipitable water available with this front indicating that it will produce quite a bit of rain as it moves across the region. Luckily the front is quick moving and rainfall totals will be manageable. light rain ahead of the front will reach Lane County around sunset tonight and make its way to the Portland metro area around 9 pm. The heavier rain is expected to to begin between midnight and 4 am and persist for around 6 hours. with the high moisture content, expect the rain to be heavy at times, and high rain rates may challenge small streams and drains, especially if they are clogged with leaves. The highest rain totals will be over the higher terrain of the coast range. Can expect around 1 to 2 inches of rain for the coast range, and the Washington Cascades tonight through Wed morning and 0.5 to 0.75 inch elsewhere. The winds will gust along the immediate coast Wednesday morning impacting the beaches and headland and higher terrain of the coast range with gusts up to 50 mph. East winds will increase in the gorge tonight where gusts around 45 mph can be expected through Wed morning. East Portland areas near the Columbia Gorge entrance will also have breezy east winds tonight and Wed morning with gusts around 35 or 40 mph. The warm front will move north of the Columbia River late Wed morning, but a cold front follows close behind and will continue rain over the area. Some areas like the Lane County Cascades will see a brief break in rain Wednesday afternoon. A shortwave moving along the front will slow its inland progress such that light steady rain will persist through Thursday morning. An additional 0.75 to 1.5 inch of rain is expected for the higher terrain Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon with 0.5 to 0.75 inch elsewhere. The cold front will move southeast of the area Thursday evening, and showers will decrease Thursday night with isolated showers lingering through Friday morning. Another low and frontal system approaches the area from the south on Friday. Snow levels will remain between 6500 and 7000 feet tonight through Friday.
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