Grand Floral Parade: Showers Likely

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



8 Responses to Grand Floral Parade: Showers Likely

  1. Ken in Wood Village says:

    It’s a coming. Run, you may melt if you get hit by the rain….lol 😂😂😂😂😂

  2. Roland Derksen says:

    Woah… I don’t want a repeat of last June 8th (2017). I had over an inch that day! 🙂

  3. Tyler Mode in Battle Ground says:

    Never fails, first major rain in a couple of months falls on parade day 🙂 We need it though!

  4. W7ENK says:

    Sounds like that 1982 record for wettest parade day might be in jeopardy. 0.50″ is on the low end of forecast rainfall amounts for tomorrow.

  5. JERAT416 says:

    Bring on the rain!

  6. Paul D says:

    May in pour intensely all day long!

  7. Ken in Wood Village says:

    Lucky I’ll be watching it on TV…lol. First 🤗🤗

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