Grand Floral Parade: Showers Likely

June 7, 2018

4pm Thursday…

A quick forecast for those of you headed into central Portland for the Grand Floral Parade Saturday.  A look back at the past few years plus a few climate stats for this time of year:

Rose Festival History Grand Floral Parade2

Rose Festival History Grand Floral Parade

 

We’ll be in a classic “April” weather pattern this weekend as an upper-level disturbance swings through the region.   This means Saturday features the typical showers-sun-hail-thunder setup.  All of those could happen within a 20 minute period too!  We COULD get lucky and see most of the showers build during the afternoon; in this case the morning/midday showers wouldn’t be too intense.  Regardless, plan on a wet parade and be pleasantly surprised if the showers briefly bypass downtown Portland.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen