Models are in some decent agreement that some sort of surface low will track right into the Pacific Northwest late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Over the past 24 hours it has ranged from a weak low to our south all the way up to a strong low still deepening as it moves inland around Astoria. Here are a few maps from this morning:
The 12z NAM has the low weakening a bit as it moves right over us or to our south, not a windy setup.
The 12z ECMWF also has the low going right over us or just a little to the south, nothing to see here folks, move on to another model if you want wind:
Our RPM shows the low farther north and a little “baggy-looking”.
The 12z WRF-GFS is strongest with a low deepening as it passes by just to our north. That’s 14 millibars from Kelso to Eugene, very windy any time of the year, and definitely so in April!
The 12z GEM, not pictured, has the low deepening offshore, but then weakening as it moves inland.
So it MAY get real windy late Saturday night or early Sunday morning if the low ends up going by to our north…something to keep an eye on.
I’ll check in again after the 00z models come out this afternoon.