I wrote too soon earlier, several storms are tracking up the eastside of the metro area this evening. One storm probably put on a nice show for the Buckeroo in Mollala and then on up into the Oregon City area. Another formed over Estacada and then up into Boring & Gresham. Looks like these storms may have been on the edge of the outflow from the Central Oregon storms earlier. As of 9:10pm they are dying down some, especially over Gresham.
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Nice round of thunderstorms still firing over the Cascades and Central Oregon at this hour. 22,000 customers in Bend out of power this evening with hail up to 1" in the area. With straight southerly flow the storms have remained over and east of the Cascades.
Looks like much weaker storms tomorrow and not as many either. The big story west of the Cascades will be the rapidly thickening marine layer over the next few days, especially Wednesday & Thursday. We haven’t seen a high temperature here in Portland below 80 degrees in 11 days here. But that will change either tomorrow or Wednesday with the cooling. Rain appears unlikely since the trough that swings through our area Thursday will be too weak to produce any…Mark