A Nice Labor Day Weekend Ahead

7pm Friday…

Just a quick note to let you know we’ve got some very nice Labor Day weather on tap.  A very weak cold front moves onto the Oregon/Washington coastline Saturday morning and dissipates as it moves inland.  So other than coastal and Coast Range showers, the weekend should be dry.  Actually I suppose the overnight/morning clouds Saturday night and Sunday morning could produce a sprinkle/shower, but that’s it.

Expect mainly sunny conditions in the eastern Columbia River Gorge, the Cascades, & all of central/eastern Oregon.

High temperatures rise a few degrees tomorrow, fall a little Sunday, then go back up above average Monday.

Labor Day Grilling Fcst

Coastal weather looks reasonable except for those light showers at times tomorrow…


and camping (or cabin-ing) in the Cascades looks fine as well.  No thunderstorms in the mountains this weekend


Meteorological summer ends tomorrow night and I’ll be working.  I’ll work on a recap of Summer 2019 and hopefully get that posted by Sunday.

Enjoy your weekend!

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

38 Responses to A Nice Labor Day Weekend Ahead

  1. Roland Derksen says:

    82F for the high here yesterday. Today’s cloudiness should reduce that number by about 10 degrees, and showers are in the forecast for tomorrow. The question is; How much will we get? I’m not betting on a lot of rainfall here through next week, and we could easily use at least an inch worth.

  2. Joshua Lake Oswego says:

    It’s looking like a widespread soaking through Tuesday. That would be really nice.

    • W7ENK says:

      Oh goodie, just in time to ruin yet another Winter in the PNW. Hope no one was planning on getting season passes at any of the Cascade ski resorts. January 2015 redux.

  3. W7ENK says:

    Huge thunderstorms in Southern Oregon yesterday and last evening. As they moved North overnight, the energy completely fizzled out somewhere between Eugene and Albany, then miraculously fired back up after clearing the Northern WV. Longview got hammered this morning around sunrise, you could see the lightning in the distance, up there and to the East toward Mt. St. Helens from PDX metro.

  4. Jason Hougak says:

    I just bought some property down by Crater Lake off HWY 97. Mark is there a way to get help setting up a remote weather station there?

  5. Joshua Lake Oswego says:

    I think this will be my warmest night of the summer. Still 64.5 here. My station’s record keeping leaves a lot to be desired.

    For PDX… all nights in September have been above 60. Running 6.5 degrees above normal so far this month. August was 2.3 degrees above normal.14 straight days above normal. Today will be 15.

    It might not have felt like this summer has been warm, but objectively, it has been. Minimal extreme heat and very warm nights have led to that feeling.

    Hopefully autumn starts before Halloween…

  6. ERIKA ARAIZA says:

    None of my comments got approved! Seriously!? What’s the point of the blog then?

  7. Jason Hougak says:

    Either Portland Radar is down or the thunderstorms moving north are just rapidly fizzling at about the Marion county line.

    • Anonymous says:

      We went to the Costco in Albany (Boy it’s a nicer layout then the Salem one and has more of what we need) and it is raining more there then Salem where it’s a REALLY pretty sunset like something out of a Disney cartoon movie redone to realistic colors. Soon as you get to the Marion County line it all stops like the emergency brakes set to full.

      It’s VERY muggy like Florida out there especially in Albany.

  8. Kyle Hill says:

    I forgot to mention this seminar is about Great Pacific Storms. I am not sure if he just skims things c or gets to the nitty gritty part of it. I hope the latter.

  9. Kyle Hill says:

    Cliff Mass I discovered has seminars in the summer at Ocean Shores. He has one this September 7th. Next year after saving a lot of money I plan on trying one of his. He is doing it on the 7th at Shilo In at Ocean Shores WA. They have some kind of special rates for those attending the seminar.

  10. runrain says:

    Keeping an eye to the sky this evening. The afternoon heat should supply excellent fuel to potential development of thunderstorms.

  11. Kyle Hill says:

    No comments a lot these last few years. If Mark is deleting comments he needs to just retire this whole blog mess if he feels things are so out of control that he has to turn off comments without telling us. Just throw the axe in and we can all go to Cliff Mass or whatever.

    • JERAT416 says:

      Depends on what is going on. Remember we just went through Labor Day. Between that, back to school, and boring weather, there isn’t much to discuss. I do wanna know if radar is back working. Very useful in case of thunderstorms…

      • Pat in North Plains says:

        The radar is up and running again. Curious to see if we get close to 90 today with all this cloud cover.

      • Ken in Wood Village says:

        The radar went back up after the last set of thunderstorms went through.

      • Kyle Hill says:

        You’d think with the threat of thunderstorms more people would be excited. It used to generate lots of comments. There are TONS of T and L clouds to the SE piling over the Cascades.

        It looks like it’s going to be a good one tonight! The sun temp is 97F and 90F shade so plenty of sunlight to fire things up.

        Lift index is suppose to drop to -6 or so.

      • Kyle Hill says:

        Wouldn’t Labor Day be when we get the most comments because people are off of work and are excited? Even if it’s about the hurricane or whatever.

    • Mike says:

      I got deleted not too long ago. It was kinda off the wall anyhow. Mark is smart about things like that. He knows how to keep it on the smooth.
      You know it seems that our weather just doesn’t carry the impact it used to. Seems to lack energy anyway. I hope I’m wrong.

  12. Roland Derksen says:

    Some AC castellanus clouds here today- could mean an intresting evening ahead with possible showers or a roll of thunder.

  13. Erika says:

    I’m so done with summer, I really hate summer, just bring on the 60s and 50s, I am so ready for rain and cold weather!

  14. PAUL D says:

    It’s nice to see the hottest day of the week down to 86 now. The 90’s are hopefully gone for the year!

    • Roland Derksen says:

      I think my last chance at 90’s was sometime in August. Pretty unlikely I’ll see anything close to it for the rest of the year in my area.

  15. W7ENK says:

    So, I’m not complaining, because it smells really good, but I have several neighbors over right now to enjoy a fire in my fire pit, but it’s raining on us… Why is it raining on us? This wasn’t supposed to happen, even though it smells nice, but…. why?


  16. Mike says:

    I’m a real green horn on forecasting, but it was warm today and warm evening. We are under the influence of high pressure with a low coming down from Alaska that is breaking down as it gets closer. Looking a little closer at the same low, it may have greater impact to knock out the High later on in the week. I might be right most likely not.

    I love clouds and cool weather so just hoping….

  17. JERAT416 says:

    Enjoy Labor Day weekend, everyone!

  18. PAUL D says:

    I thought we were rid of the hot weather, but it looks like it’s back on Tuesday & Wednesday 😦

    • Roland Derksen says:

      Just hang on for a little while yet, Paul. It’s almost over! 🙂

      • Gene says:

        Oh yes, let’s get the torture of these beautiful, sunny summer days over with — no need to keep dragging out fun outdoor activities under sunny, blue skies!

        • Anonymous says:

          You’re only allowed to like cool, cloudy days, thunderstorms, wind storms or snow. Sunshine and warmer temps are a big no no in these parts, don’t you know?!?
          Also, just to note, anything over 70 degrees is too hot these days in the PNW, so don’t say you like warm/hot temps either.

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