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.