Today: A weak front moving through the region today will bring more clouds today around the region-- especially west of the Cascades and the further north you are. Still hazy sunshine and poor air quality east of the Cascades, unfortunately. Not much for rain with this weakening incoming front, so far places in Western Washington have seen only a trace and not too much more is expected. Coast, areas north of Centralia/Chehalis, and the Cascades could see some raindrops-- mostly this evening into the overnight hours with the tail end of this fr. High temps: near 80 for Portland Metro and the Willamette Valley, Coastal areas 65-70, High Desert 80-90.
Weekend: If you’re headed to the WSU/Oregon game in Seattle tomorrow, you’ll want a jacket. Temperatures at CenturyLink Field will be in the 60s during the game. If you’re staying in Portland you’ll see a pretty nice weekend—morning clouds on Saturday, then some gradual clearing. High temps in the 70s. I think we’ll see fewer clouds on Sunday that will boost our temps to close to 80 degrees. Not a bad way to end the month of September.
Next week: The next shot for rain looks like it’s hitting the region mid-week—but again, likely only for the Coast and Cascades if we see any raindrops at all. There’s some moisture from the remnants of a tropical storm that had brushed by Japan several days ago that we’re monitoring how it will affect this side of the Pacific. Forecast models not quite in agreement yet on how that will play out. I’m so far thinking we’ll see a few showers only on Wednesday and Thursday, dry by the weekend of the 7th.