Downpours & Sunbreaks Tuesday Afternoon

3pm Tuesday

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There are lots of showers roaming around the region as expected this afternoon.  A cool and unstable airmass is overhead; dumping small areas of very heavy rain and leaving others with just a few sprinkles.

KPTV 2017 Default Earth

Here are the totals as of 3pm in the northern Willamette Valley & metro area


But in between those official stations some spots have been under a deluge at times. Tillamook and Yamhill counties have been very wet, along with Pacific and Cowlitz counties up in Washington

Rain Portland HYDRA Gauges

This showers & sunbreaks pattern continues Wednesday then the showers back off Thursday and Friday.  The bad news is that the weekend appears to be showery as well, especially Saturday.

If you have an outdoor event that can’t get wet Saturday?  Get a tent or find a covered area.  Sorry, but that happens sometimes in September.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

37 Responses to Downpours & Sunbreaks Tuesday Afternoon

  1. W7ENK says:

    Sitting here waiting for my pizza, staring out the window of Papa Murphy’s wondering if I’m going to beat this home…

    She’s ‘a comin’!

  2. Jason Hougak says:

    The NASA photographs of Hurricane Florence are dangerously beautiful. Looking down into the eye wall to the ocean is so erie.

  3. Andy says:

    .36 in my rain gauge today here in Albany. Glad to see the rain.

  4. WEATHERDAN says:

    Only .07 so far this week. Enough to stop our rainless streak at 90 days but not enough to do any good. Peace.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Were just got a 2 minute thunderstorm lol. not even enough time to get the camera rolling.

    had one strike very close, flash and 1 one-thousand and there was thunder.

  6. Ken in Wood Village says:

    I was trying to take a nap when there was a huge crack of thunder. If I had hair on the back of my neck, it would have been straight up. It was very loud 😏😮

  7. Max in Fairview says:

    Hear some thunder just now.

  8. W7ENK says:

    0.20″ of rainfall at my place yesterday.

    0.05″ overnight.

    The ground was so parched, it just sucked that water down immediately. I was able to walk across the yard last evening without shoes on and my socks didn’t get wet.

    Keep it coming!

    • Anonymous says:

      can’t do that lol, it rained so hard and so fast that well…the ground couldn’t sucked it down lol.

    • Similar story where I am, a few recent showers but ground still very dry despite that. Thankfully it looks like there will be more chances for precip in the coming days.

  9. Ken in Wood Village says:

    The showers just North of Lincoln City have lightning with them 🙂

  10. Ken in Wood Village says:

    Wow, I’m not liking the EURO for Hurricane Florence. It comes up to the center of N.C. on Thursday and stops moving forward. Then it starts moving SW along the coast (yea, the center of the storm stays over water) and goes all the way down to Georgia and makes landfall there on Sunday. Now that would be a windstorm to remember. I think Florence could go down in the record books as being the worst Hurricane to hit the S.E. Coast of the U.S. in resent memory.

    On a side note, I do like the EURO for our area. It gives us a whole lot of different things I think everyone will enjoy. We get wet but we also have dry time. The only thing we won’t be having are very warm temps. Yesterday was the first time I didn’t have to have my A/C unit one all day. I went shopping last night and I actually had to turn on the seat heaters…lol. I love September, so many different weather things going on in this month 🙂

  11. I’ve had only .29″ so far this month. Things are still quite dry here; the showers have only taken a bit of the edge off the dryness. Hoping to get more from this showery spell. Thankfully, it looks like there will be more chances to do just that.

    Both Saturday and Sunday’s highs are forecast to be below 60˚F for me. Looks like I may be doing the annual Lighting of the Pilot ritual on the heater soon.

    • Roland Derksen says:

      Quite a heavy shower with hail here late yesterday afternoon, I now have over an inch for the month.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Whomever re-designed the Fox 12 page should either be fired or go back to school. Its pathetic.. No color graphics for the weather? Is it 1970?

  13. Paul Sorensen says:

    Kind of shocked that you would be negative about rain over the weekend after such a dry period.

    • My sentiments exactly. After how dry it’s been any rain is welcome, regardless of which day of the week it falls.

    • Ken in Wood Village says:

      Maybe the reason why Mark is so negative is he probably has plans over the weekend that have to deal with being outdoors. That’s my conclusion on the subject…lol

  14. We had a few thunderstorms, the activity was fairly weak.
    we are testing out out Triton Hot water on Demand system.
    I didn’t realize how much hot water we used, until to day.

    so far I learned that the Hot Water dispensing unit does well in rain including heavy downpours.

    I think were losing the battle to have some ripened corn though.

    it is nice to have some rain.

  15. K says:

    Hope for some thunderstorms.

    • Ken in Wood Village says:

      I guess we had a thunderstorm in my area because my mom asked if I heard the thunder. I didn’t because I had the A/C running in my window and playing FF VII. I’m disappointed I missed it 🙄😮😭

      • K says:

        FF VII?? You a Final Fantasy fan? (huge FF fanboy here)

        • Ken in Wood Village says:

          LOL, I use to play FF VII when I was a teen. PS4 has a download version. Of course I have to go online to see about the walk through…lol. I really don’t like the newer versions of FF because of the fight scenes…lol.

          The GFS has been coming around to more rain. I want to say the jet stream is becoming more active which means more storms. It could be awhile before we get a good windstorm. Like Mark said last night, “baby steps” 🙂

        • K says:

          Let’s hope so. This weekend looks wetter.

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