Cool and Showery Weekend Ahead

It’s been well advertised that we have another cool and showery weekend ahead.  Maybe not quite as wet as last weekend but just as cool.  The bulk of the next 48 hours we’ll have temperatures in the 40s here in the metro area.  Snow levels briefly dip to around 2,000′ the next two mornings.

Where might you go to stay dry?  Take a look at our RPM model forecast of rainfall between Friday evening and Sunday evening.


Areas colored are greater than .10″.  Notice just about all the lower elevations of eastern Oregon will be dry or nearly so.

One area that will just see very light showers (mainly dry) will be the Hood River Valley.   Fruit trees are blooming, at least in the lower valley where this picture was taken by Don Grasley:


Enjoy the weekend.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

67 Responses to Cool and Showery Weekend Ahead

  1. Dave in SW PDX (235') says:

    Just heard a rumble of thunder from that cell overhead… anyone else hear it? Although it could have been one of the neighbors rolling their recycling cart out to the curb…

  2. Tyler Mode says:

    Some very heavy showers moving into Vancouver!

  3. Jesse-Stevenson says:

    Starting to look like this weekend could be chilly and rainy. Mark will have to change his 7-day wishcast soon. I’m glad to see it, good for Summer water supply. We have been running a big deficit since the first of the year.

    • JJ97222 says:

      Yea it figures the nice weather take away looks to be happening but this is my last cold winter/spring we set up our moving company our plane tickets and our car transport company to hit the road to San Antonio June 15th. Nicer weather is in my future but today was a keeper. It is a tad warmer there.

    • archangelmichael2 says:

      Remember The Alamo! Here is a song by the instrumental guitarist Duane Eddy just for you!

      Duane Eddy Theme Of Dixie.

    • JJ97222 says:

      That is great just shared it with my kids they excited about the move mostly about the bargaining chip the in ground pool! That was only way they would go, it will be a nice Change image perspiring in June and wearing shorts!!!!

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      Enjoy the move JJ92370987403927. Sounds like it will suit you considering you’re constantly complaining about our weather. I will happily stay up here and away from heat and humidity. 🙂

    • JJ97222 says:

      Yes I you so right as I have gotten older as an Oregonian and traveling for awhile I have discovered being able be outside most of the year is enjoyable playing tennis and golf in the winter is fun as I have discovered on sales trips plus the sun makes me happier so yes I can not wait

  4. umpire says:

    Ditto the sad news out of Boston. Whomever did this sure knew where to hurt a lot of people.

    Weather wise, I umpired for the first time in Clackamas County at the new all artificial turf softball fields. It was 41 when I started at 8:00 a.m. yesterday (Sunday), rained off and on for my games, but we got all of the games in. Sun started to come out, and warmed up to 48 by the time I finished.

  5. WEATHERDAN says:

    No thunder so far just a cool partly cloudy day. Looks like we might hit 70 this weekend. As for Boston, has anybody looked at North Korea? Sounds like something they might try to do on Kim IlSungs birthdate. They have been threatning to engulf America in flames.

  6. gidrons says:

    Horrible news out of Boston.

    • W7ENK says:

      Yup, bad day to be in Boston. 😦

      “They” aren’t saying much at this point, but it will be interesting to see who claims responsibility. Al Qaeda? IRA? DPRK? Or was it just some crazy nutcase with too much time on his hands and a pension for hurting innocent people?

      2 dead, 23 injured (at this point). Additional undetonated explosives were found after the fact by the bomb squad. Thank God those didn’t go off, or those numbers would most certainly be higher.

      Mad world.

    • vernonia1 says:

      prayers..for runners patients, families,EMT’s & paramedics, doctors & nurses & all police & fire depts…..and just ALL involved.

    • archangelmichael2 says:

      Since *They* didn’t kill everybody it was obviously a selective process and for it to be a selective process it would have to be someone with inside knowledge of all the routes and times as well as who plans to attend.

      Just saying………..

    • gidrons says:

      And apparently one of the dead was an 8 year old. Just once I’d like to come face to face with these cowardly POS’s.

  7. High Desert Mat says:

    Awoke to two inches on ground. Been snowing since six am. Not sticking anymore tho. Nice surprise in mid April.

  8. JJ97222 says:

    Things are shaping up nicely for some much more exciting weather for the remainder of the week!

  9. Fog again this morning, seems bizarre for April, though I have averaged 1 fog day in April over the last 17 years.

    34 right now.

  10. bgb41 says:

    4/14/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:62 at BOARD( 290 ft)
    Low: 43 at Yaquina Bridge W(120 ft) & NEWPRT Cape Foul(1024 ft) & OCNSID Oceanside(22 ft)

    High:21 at CW7477 Lostine(7002 ft)
    Low: 9 at FOSTER FLAT (5000 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 33 degrees
    Lorella (47/14 ) (4160 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.54″ at HEBOWX Mt. Hebo(3160ft)

  11. pappoose in scappoose says:

    I prefer to mention it now!

    228 PM PDT SUN APR 14 2013


  12. Spotted a little cold-core funnel over Corvallis from I-5 near Albany at approx. 4:00 this afternoon.

  13. runrain says:

    Nice looking cell over towards Oregon City.

  14. Liking the model forecasts starting next weekend. Hope they pan out.

  15. vernonia1 says:

    nice hail shower…but no white barkdust 😦

  16. JJ97222 says:

    Nice break from the cold coming up according to the 7 day looking much better maybe we will warm those temps up even more as we get closer.

  17. bgb41 says:

    4/13/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:64 at LAKE OWHEE AND O(2400 ft)
    Low: 45 at Grants Pass/Park(910 ft) & JUNIPR(359 ft)

    High:24 at Timberline Lodge(7001 ft)
    Low: 14 at HOWARD Mt Howard (8150 ft ) & Mount Hood Meado (6601 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 30 degrees
    NORTH FORK MALHE (58/28 ) (3270 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.93″ at Mount Hood Meado(5249ft)

  18. SnowedIn - North Plains says:

    Surprise! Went up to Lost Lake just south of Elsie, Oregon (up in the northern Coast Range near the Nehalem River) AND IT WAS 34 DEGREES AND SNOWING! Elevation 1000-1100 ft. This was at around 10:45-11:00am. Crazy stuff, bro. Crazy stuff.

    • SnowedIn - North Plains says:

      After that I fished several holes down the Nehalem and it was freezing cold and raining (heavily at times) most of the day. Ended up having dinner along in the Tillamook Bay, and it was absolutely beautiful. Sunny, dry, and decently warm…

  19. runrain says:

    The days on the 7 day moved one space to the left, but the temps didn’t change. Is this Groundhog day or something??

  20. W7ENK says:

    Spent the day out on the poopy Willamette, weather was fantastic! Cool and breezy, just a few sprinkles and that was it, mostly sunny all day! Didn’t catch anything, not even a nibble. I’m convinced that there aren’t any fish in that river, they’ve all probably been killed off by the pollution. 😦

    • Lurkyloo says:

      “Poopy Willamette.” That’s funny, Erik. Sorry you didn’t catch anything. And I’m also sorry the river is poopy.

    • *BoringOregon* says:

      Nothing like a few poopy spray showers to get your day going !!

    • Lurkyloo says:

      Hey Erik, read the sports section of the Oregonian tomorrow. I’m not sure who writes it (Gerry Frank?) but one guy always has an article about where the fishing’s good. According to last week’s article, not much is happening in our neck o the woods. Salmon run is lame this year. But I’m sure you enjoyed being out on the water! Good on you!

  21. David B. says:

    PSCZ is kicking into high gear with thundershowers this afternoon. Already have had some small hail at my location just east of downtown Seattle.

  22. *BoringOregon* says:

    Notice when I woke up temps where just about 38 or so right around 7:30 am or so, A lot colder out. Can’t wait for the end of week. Maybe it will dry out by the end of next week to till the garden up?

    • JJ97222 says:

      I agree we need some dry 75 degree weather hopefully it will be coming this week we need some 80’s too.

  23. JJ97222 says:

    Looking up for nice weather and 66 to maybe 70 next weekend! Friday looks great sunshine fun. Lets get over this cold stuff, winter had its chance!

  24. Lisa Leben says:

    It really snowing very hard in Brightwood and it sure does not look like it is going to stop. We have about 2 to 3 inches.

  25. cgavic says:

    Its snowing and sticking at our house in sandy.

  26. bgb41 says:

    4/12/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:74 at MERLIN SEED ORCH(1144 ft)
    Low: 46 at DW0069 Ferndale(840 ft) & RED MOUND(1753 ft) & CW1060 Mannheim(289 ft)

    High:36 at Mount Hood Meado(6601 ft)
    Low: 12 at ANEROID LAKE #2 (7300 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 50 degrees
    CHRISTMAS VALLEY (64/14 ) (4360 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.46″ at LOG CREEK(2800ft)

  27. karlbonner1982 says:

    “Enjoy the weekend”? HOW – with wind chills in the 30s most of the day?!?

  28. 400 F.T.P.S.C.Z says:

    After a chilly Spring day It has turned into a Cold Raw Night up here in the P.S.C.Z Current temp 38 Too bad this Not Jan.

  29. Sifton says:

    I guess I’m in……….

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