The Portland and Pendleton radars are working overtime right now…a ton of storms popping up over the Cascades and eastside. One is a severe thunderstorm in Morrow/Gilliam county right now. In general they are all looking much better than 1 hour ago. A good place to watch (but you are at our mercy on the view) is our live streaming radar mentioned on the last post. At 3:45pm I see three nice looking cells between Salem and Albany firing up. This may be along the edge of a marine push coming in from the west. Sometimes that initial push helps lift the warmer/moist air ahead of it. Something to keep an eye on as it heads northeast into the metro area this evening. Good times!
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen