We only hit 57 at PDX today due to the late morning arrival of the rain and thick (very thick!) cloud cover. That’s the coldest May 28th (high temp) on record. Last year we hit 86 degrees on this date…
I spent a couple hours down at the Waterfront at the opening of the Rose Festival Fun Center. Whew…it’s going to turn into a mucky mess soon if the rain doesn’t stop. Strong northwest flow is sending moisture on south out of Washington. Models seemed to handle this well, with about a quarter inch so far here in the city and heavier totals to the north and east. I expect .75-1.00″ before it’s over in the Cascade foothills. Just another May soaking apparently. We should crack the “top 5″ of May rainfall tonight at PDX, passing the 4.30” mark soon.
Much better conditions tomorrow afternoon and Sunday (wow…2 dry days???). We haven’t seen two consecutive dry days in two weeks! But don’t breathe a sigh of relief yet…more soakings next week for the first week of June.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen