All is well with the world this evening. A solar eclipse and then…the Portland WSR-88D radar is back in operation. I don’t like having spring showers & thunderstorms with my 11 year old friend not working. Good job National Weather Service getting that back up and working ahead of schedule today!
Looks like next upper-trough approaching quickly tonight, taking the "dive-south" route towards California. Showers likely tomorrow, then Friday should be quite a bit more convective as Lifted Index goes to zero or slightly below.
Then a 2nd trough dives in for Monday-Wednesday. Bottom line is active weather some days, slow and gray others, and no stretch of warm 65 degree or warmer weather. We have been spoiled the last 3 years with 2-6 days of 70 degree temps in March. We had none this year.
I have Sunday dry in the 7 Day forecast, but GFS does NOT agree. May need to put showers back in on Thursday night’s broadcast.