Independence Day Weekend Outlook

June 30, 2016

Planning to go camping at the Coast or in the Cascades this weekend?  I’ve got your forecast covered.  Same thing if you plan to head east of the Cascades.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In general this 4th of July Weekend will be mild to slightly coolish (mainly Sunday) around the Pacific Northwest.
  • Who is guaranteed dry weather?  Anywhere south of Portland west of the Cascades and anywhere east of the Cascade crest & eastern Gorge.
  • Who MIGHT see a shower?  North Coast, mainly on Sunday AM.  Same thing from the metro area north into SW Washington…again on Sunday AM only.
  • Afternoon temperatures: 60s at Coast, 70s in valleys, and 80s east of the Cascades
  • Varying coverage of morning/midday clouds will continue west of the Cascades
  • Expect mainly sunny skies all 3 days anywhere east of the Cascade crest.  That also includes the Columbia River Gorge east of Bonneville Dam.

Here are the graphics showing a few more details for each area:

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This pattern will continue through the entire week ahead.  High temperatures will remain at/below 80 degrees west of the Cascades.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen