Here’s the forecast from our RPM model for this weekend…very light rainfall across Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. There has been quite a battle between the models over whether a weakening cold front will move down into the Pacific Northwest on Sunday or stay offshore. The ECMWF was first earlier in the week showing the front holding together for a rainy day Sunday. The GFS finally decided to come on board last night and still looks exactly the same 24 hours later. We’ve had at least a chance of showers in the 7 Day forecast each evening here at FOX12, so hopefully our viewers have the message that Saturday looks great and Sunday is risky for outdoor activities.
So I was REALLY annoyed when I heard a local meterologist’s forecast on a radio station today (not KPAM, our news partner) saying that we had a “warm and sunny weekend” on the way. Ughh! I hate disappointing the public…I can already hear people on Monday saying “it was supposed to be sunny and warm all weekend!”. At best we’ll have lots of clouds Sunday and dry weather. At worst it’ll rain all morning. Most likely somewhere inbetween.
Beyond that…next week looks great! In general a warm and dry end to September. As of now I sure don’t see any “hot” weather. I would consider “hot” the last few days of September to be 85+ degrees.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen