Heavy Rain Coming This Weekend

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Evening Forecast Discussion: 

A nice break from the rain today with partly cloudy skies and a nice, chilly night tonight with lows expected to fall into the low 40s. Tomorrow, we’ll start off dry but that’s it. By tomorrow afternoon, we’ll start a stretch of a very wet forecast through the weekend. Scattered showers will stick through Friday evening for slightly soggy high school football games. Highs will be again in the mid 60s. Saturday, the real waterworks begin …

The remanants of a tropical typhoon in eastern Asia are moving into the Gulf of Alaska along the jet stream and will make our weekend a very soggy one. Saturday will see showers pick up in intensity by the afternoon and certainly by the evening hours. It’s a safe bet both Beaver and Duck fans may have to bring the rain gear for the home games. Showers turn into steady and heavy rain overnight and all through Sunday. Strong winds are likely at the coast both days this weekend and expect a breezy Saturday across the inland valleys.

Rainfall estimates are bordering on 1-3″ through the weekend for the valleys, up to 6″ along parts of the coast, and possibly close to 8-10″ in the Cascades! With the wet ground already in place from a soggy September, some areas of urban localized flooding is likely. So remember to check your property if you live near creeks or streams.

Monday through Wednesday, showers slowly start to taper off and we’ll try to find some dry time by the end of the week. Highs will stay well below average in the mid to upper 60s for the weekend and most of next week.

Have a great Friday!

– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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