PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Winter weather is upon us, but there’s not a lot of rain in Oregon. The heavy rain is north in Washington and it’s relentless. Flood Watches are posted across western Washington and rain totals in the Olympic Mountains are already at 6”-10”.
Here is what your weekend is expected to look like:
Friday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and warm. Southwesterly wind is pumping in that mild air. Most of us make it into the upper 50s and low 60s this afternoon. We may see a few showers throughout the day. Wind gusts could top 25 mph inland and 35mph at the coast. By this evening moderate rain gets closer to us. It turns wet in SW Washington. The north coast is in the line of fire for heavy/moderate rain this afternoon through tomorrow night.
Here’s a look at our rain & cloud forecast at 11:30 p.m. Potentially wet around Portland:
Saturday: Another breezy, warm day. Showers increase in the afternoon. Expect southerly gusts up to 30 mph in the valley, 45 mph at the coast. A cold front moves through late Saturday night. This will bring a period of heavy rain. Rain totals will be in the ½” to 1” range for the northern Willamette Valley & SW Washington, with less as you head south. Snow levels drop from 7-8,000’ to 3,500’-4,000’. We could pick up 4”-8” of snow on Mt. Hood late Saturday and Sunday.
Sunday: Much cooler. Expect on and off showers with sun breaks. High temperatures will be in the upper 40s and low 50s. In the mountains, snow showers continue.