PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The Rose City has its chance to break the current two-week dry streak as a threat for showers moves in this weekend.
Looking at weather observations, there has not been any measurable rain at PDX since October 25th. Yikes! The good news is that no part of Oregon is experiencing a drought. That also includes the states of Washington, Idaho and Montana. We had an extremely wet month of September to thank for that.
If you’re staying in Portland or around the valley this weekend, we’ll see mainly dry conditions. However, weather models are now more on board with light rain showers moving in by late Saturday evening through Sunday. Uncertainty is high for when these rain showers may move in. For now, it’s likely any rain showers will be light and sporadic.
If you’re out and about Sunday morning, I’d bring a rain jacket along just to be safe. High temperatures will range in the mid-50s to low 60s this weekend with mostly cloudy skies.
The threat for showers also lingers at the coast. If this is a weekend you’re escaping to the coast, expect mostly cloudy skies and a slight threat for showers on Saturday.
If you’re heading into the Columbia River Gorge or Cascade mountains for some hiking, we’ll see a slight risk for showers too. Be prepared and dress in layers. It would be smart to bring a rain layer as well.
Enjoy the weekend!