Saturday, June 6th, 4:15 A.M.
Showers are working their way inland as I write this discussion (around 4:00 A.M.). I’m expecting showers to increase in coverage throughout the morning, and will likely become more vigorous as well. Between the late morning and the early afternoon, there will likely be some isolated thunderstorms embedded in the scattered showers. Any thunderstorms that get going will be capable of downpours, small hail, lightning and gusty wind. Long story short, it’s going to be a wet day across northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. The system ushering in the showers will also drop snow levels to the higher passes today (roughly 5,000 feet). A wintry mix will be possible all the way down to Government Camp, but it’s unlikely anything will stick. However, Meadows and Timberline Lodge will likely see 2-5 inches of snow today, with more on Sunday. Highs in the metro area will range between the upper 50s and low 60s.
Showers should wind down (briefly) tonight, but will pick back up on Sunday. A few thunderstorms can’t be ruled out Sunday. The vast majority of the activity will be showers though, with the snow level dropping as low as 4,000 feet. I think Sunday presents the best chance for minor snow accumulations down to Government Camp. Ground temperatures will probably be too warm though, especially with any sunbreaks that occur. We could see upwards of 5-10 inches of snow around Timberline and Meadows this weekend, which is pretty impressive given we are about 2 weeks away from the Summer Solstice.
It looks like we will sneak in a mostly dry day on Monday, but showers look to return Tuesday.
Have a great weekend!