Tuesday’s Weather Discussion from Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
With today’s rain total of .49″ by late afternoon, we saw almost twice as much rain as we’ve seen all month to this date! Showers will still move in on and off throughout the rest of the night but they’ll be more isolated before the next wave on Wednesday. Lows tonight will hold in the mid to low 40s but it’ll feel chillier with the damp ground.
The low will again sling smaller storms around its center (which is basically on top of Portland tonight) which will bring the next heavy wave of rain by Wednesday morning into early afternoon. The refrigerated nature of the center of the storm itself will keep a chilly dome of air right on top of the NW. I’m expecting to see another good round of snow showers in the mountains with snow levels falling down to 3000 feet. Travelers heading over the mountains should prepare for accumulating snow and wintry conditions midweek. Approximately 2-4 inches of new snow will fall at Pass level.
Highs will struggle again to get back into the mid 50s tomorrow, although we’ll see a slow return to the low 60s by Friday. Heavy rain will taper off to scattered showers by Thursday and pretty much wrap up by Friday. By the weekend, the low finally unwinds some and most showers move east and south. Temperatures should slowly rebound back into the mid to upper 60s and a mix of clouds and sun for the holiday weekend. Memorial Day also appears to stay partially dry for the morning and afternoon.
Have a great Wednesday!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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