Thursday, April 2nd, 3:00 A.M.
A few showers are drifting through northwest Oregon and southwest Washington this morning. Temperatures are starting off in the 30s and low 40s. Most cities in the metro area are above freezing, but these showers are falling in the form of a wintry mix. Don’t be surprised if you see a few flurries this morning mixed in with rain, especially in our local hills. However, showers will be widely scattered today, so not everyone will see them. Afternoon temps will climb into the 40s and low 50s. Besides the isolated showers, a mix of clouds and sunshine is expected, so you shouldn’t have a problem getting a walk or bike ride in.
Drier weather looks like it will prevail Friday, but overnights will remain chilly. In addition, afternoon temps will only climb into the low to mid 50s. Our next chance for widespread showers will arrive between the late morning and early afternoon Saturday. Showers will be on and off through Sunday.
Next week’s forecast looks promising (at least the first half of the week). Both the GFS & European forecast models have a big ridge building over the northeast Pacific & the Pacific Northwest. If this verifies, expect drier, warmer weather to shift across the region. Highs should make it back into the 60s both Tuesday and Wednesday if the ridge returns.
Have a great Thursday!