Portland, Oregon weather forecast for Friday, June 10
PORTLAND, Oregon – Another week has passed, and here we are, facing another weekend of clouds and rain. Which give? It’s June, isn’t it? (Double check schedule). Yes, today is June 10.
This will make the third straight weekend with measurable rain in and around Portland. If you go back any further, we’ve only had one dry weekend since late April on the 23rd and 24th. I feel sad Vitamin D.
The rain continues overnight and will be heavy at times. We measured over ¼ inch of rain at PDX on Thursday. Meanwhile, Astoria set a new daily rainfall record with 1.21″ beating the old record of 0.72″ set in 1931.
The Columbia River from Vancouver to Longview is expected to rise near flood stage by Sunday evening and last through Monday after excessive rains and snowmelt. Overall, you can count on the region’s rivers flowing faster and higher. It’s not a good kayaking weekend. Did I mention debris floating on the river?
The Willamette River is expected to remain below flood stage. Water temperatures are still very cold, in the 50s. Hydrological forecasts indicate lower river levels by Tuesday when we get a break from the rain.
Temperatures and rain
Friday morning temperatures cannot drop below 60, while daytime highs are expected to reach the upper 60s. Talk about bringing the tropics to town.
Here are the rainiest periods when the formation of localized puddles on the roads is likely:
-Early Friday before 6am
-Friday evening 7 p.m. – Saturday 7 a.m.
Most of the moisture will head south and east for the weekend. That means you could get around an hour of drying time. I don’t want to get too bold and dare the sun to come out.
Rainfall totals: There is still a big gap between the models. A mid-point forecast puts us at 1″ – 1.5″ for a three-day period, with the majority falling Friday through Saturday morning.
Flood Watch: This will be in effect for south-central Washington Friday through Sunday.