Cool & Showery Weekend

11pm Friday…

The weekend is here and now it’s time to pay for those warm and dry April weekends so far.  It won’t be a total washout, but the 2nd half of Saturday and Sunday both should be cool and showery.


Again, it’s overdue after the bizarre warm temperatures early this week; and by the way, as of today April is the warmest on record here in Portland.

Snow levels in the Cascades fall Saturday night and I think we’ll see snow sticking down to just under 4,000′ Sunday and Monday mornings.  That’s pretty low for late April.


Stay warm and dry this weekend!

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

33 Responses to Cool & Showery Weekend

  1. My alter ego says:

    Mid 90,s by mid May. 16 day meteograms say so. But that is no different than forecasting snow 16 days out in Winter. Still looks warm and dry for the most part over the extended.. Kind of gray and misty out this afternoon. Warmup starts Saturday. Peace.

  2. Joshua Downtown PDX says:

    It looks like this impending “heat wave” will be very short-lived as long as the GFS can be trusted. Maybe one day (Monday) around 80, then pretty quickly back to 60s. However, the near and long-term is looking awfully dry. No bueno. Brown grass can’t be too far off.

    • runrain says:

      NWS now thinks Tue also has a chance to hit 80 but it’s too far off for much confidence. They also mention the potential for another light show around that Tue period but, again, long way off to get too excited about.

    • Paul D says:

      Two of them nasty 80’s are in the 7-day now. Hopefully that doesn’t happen.

    • Joshua Downtown PDX says:

      Yea, I might have to eat my words. We’ll see. Zaffino going all in with 90 on Monday.

  3. W7ENK says:

    35 with a little bit of frost on rooftops and the grass this morning.


  4. Jason Hougak says:

    WEATHERDan’s alter ego has watched a little too much me, myself and Irene… peace🤔

  5. Garron 1/3 of a mile from Hillsboro Airport says:

    I’m glad that Saturday worked out the way it did. We had an outdoor wedding, and it was absolutely perfect! It showered a bit before we got started, then the sun broke through just as we were getting ready to do the ceremony! Mark, it looks like your warm bias is showing up for the beginning of May!

  6. My alter ego says:

    More warm weather next weekend. Maybe close to 80 next Sunday. Gives us something to look forward to. And as Mark said more dry than wet this week. Mainly in the 60,s. What a great Spring. Peace.

  7. From afternoon temperatures in the eighties to afternoon temperatures in the forties in a few days. That sort of thing happens every year in more continental climates, of course, but it’s a pretty abrupt shock for us. It gave me a rainy Sunday to visit a nearby museum I’ve long wanted to check out.

  8. 40.5F presently here this morning: it’s my lowest temperature of the month! All the heat from last week is gone.

    • Another 40.5F minimum this morning. I planted my tomatoes in last week’s warmth, now they are getting the chills!:-( I see that more heat is coming next week. But maybe not up here, as we’re supposed to get showers…

  9. Eran says:

    What are the chances that we experienced some sort of funnel cloud this afternoon in Estacada? At around 3:30, after some significant hail & wind, we heard a loud sound. Went outside and found our greenhouse side panels had blown off (both sides – it’s in progress and not completed) and the church across the street had shingles blown off the roof…

  10. Hal in Aims says:

    heavy rain, hail and a very close lightning strike………….

  11. W7ENK says:

    After a beautifully sunny morning, it randomly started pouring and I just heard thunder… o_O

  12. High Desert Mat says:

    Nice day in Redmond today, except for the wind. It seriously gets old over here. Wind started around 12am and then progressively got worse through the afternoon. Wind is my pet peeve since I love to fish. I like wind when its about 100 or so and that’s it. Anyways, pretty cool at 56 for the high at my place and tomorrow looks a few notches cooler. Gradual and slow warm up next week. Wish summer was over already and the Hawks were starting the season. I’m heading to the Bills Hawks game this year November 7th. Cant wait. Goodnight all.

    • High Desert Mat says:


    • The way to remember if noon is 12:00 am or 12:00 pm is to think of another time of day, say 3:00 pm. One minute after 3:00 pm is of course 3:01 pm, not 3:01 am. In fact for any X, one minute after X:00 is x:01 with the same meridian designator.

      Since one minute after noon is, well, in the afternoon, it is 12:01 PM. Which makes noon 12:00 PM by the above rule.

    • High Desert Mat says:

      Thanks rubus ill try to remember that (insert sarcasm).

  13. WEATHERDAN says:

    Dry here all day with some sun. Made it to the low 60,s which is just about normal. More dry than wet the next week with slowly warming temps but no records, This all but assures us of a record warm April. TWC has another hot Summer for us and I think it probably will be, However there is hope for a decent Winter next year, I expect at least one good snowstorm next Winter. Peace.

  14. Paul D says:

    Just right for this time of year. Welcome back April!

  15. 0.26 inches of rain ( in the form of fairly light showers) here yesterday, that makes my total for the month 0.85 inches- still my driest April on record. However with more rain in the forecast to come this weekend, it’s more likely I’ll end up with the 3rd driest April in my books, behind 2004(0.87) and 1998(0.98). In terms of warmth, however there should be no contest. 2016 is going to be tops!

  16. EY (Oak Grove) says:


    And it was really about time. I’m okay with it, provided I don’t suddenly get hit by another round of being sick.

    Maybe it’s just all in my head, but when we start doing the roller coaster of temps, I usually get hit by something that can be pretty bad. The last two years have been pretty bad and this year it hit on the 11th, admittedly a couple days after the really warm stuff ended, but came to a head on the 14th.

    Anyone else have that issue or am I even more of a unique snowflake (read: critically insane person) than I thought?

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