Portland Weather Forecast

Here is your updated Portland Weather Forecast

August began with a bang in the Willamette Valley.  Many awoke to lightning and thunder early Friday.  By 6 a.m. more than 800 lightning strikes had been detected between Eugene through Vancouver.  Storms moved from south to north.  By mid-morning skies began to clear.

It will be another warm and sunny afternoon with highs in the upper-80s and low-90s.  There’s still some instability in the atmosphere, so I can’t rule out a spotty thunderstorm this afternoon.  The ripest conditions will be in the higher elevations of the Coast Range, Cascade Foothills and Cascades.   Storm chance continues in Central/Eastern Oregon this afternoon.  Red Flag Warning continues there through Saturday.

There’s a chance of a few storms overnight Friday into Saturday.  The weekend looks warm and mostly sunny after areas of morning clouds.  Highs will top out in the mid-80s.

Sally Showman | KOIN 6 Meteorologist
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