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:
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