Portland, Oregon weather forecast for Friday, May 27

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – With little difference between morning lows and daily highs this Friday, the whole day may feel a bit off. We will go from above normal morning lows in the upper mid 50s to cooler than normal high temperatures in the mid 60s.

As of now, we’re tied for 20th place for the coolest May on record for Portland Airport at 56.2 degrees.

Chance of rain on Friday? Yes, but it’s limited and nothing compared to what we expect for the deluge on Saturday. So for now expect a mostly cloudy day with occasional raindrops increasing in the afternoon/early evening. Rainfall totals for the day in the valley will range from 0.10″ to 0.20″.

The wet and cooler than normal trend will also continue over Memorial Day weekend. Expect temperatures in the lower 60s and a wet Saturday en route. The showers continue on Sunday before we finally dry up on Monday.

Did you catch those showers and thunderstorms on Thursday?

Monthly rainfall in Portland is now 2.91″. Despite what felt like weeks and weeks of steady rain, that puts us 22nd for the wettest May on record.

Weather alerts in case of rough seas

gale watch

* WHAT…Winds southwest 20 to 30 knots gusting to 45 knots and seas 11 to 16 feet in 9 seconds possible.

* WHERE… Coastal Waters from Cascade Head to Florence OR 10 NM and Waters from Cascade Head to Florence OR 10 to 60 NM.

* WHEN… From late Friday evening to Saturday evening.

* IMPACTS… Strong winds can create dangerous seas that could capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES/PREPARATION… A gale warning is issued when the risk of high winds of 34-47 knots has increased significantly, but the exact time and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide additional time for sailors who may consider changing their plans. Mariners should consider modifying their plans to avoid possible hazardous conditions. Stay in port, find a safe harbor, change course and/or secure the ship in strong winds and seas.

https://marine.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=PZZ255&warncounty=marine&firewxzone=&local_place1=6NM%20WSW%20Lincoln%20City%20OR&product1=Gale+Watch&lat=44.9521&lon=-124.1458#.YpCB0vPML-Q

Notice to small craft

THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11:00 AM PDT FRIDAY.

THE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5:00 AM SATURDAY TO 8:00 AM PDT SUNDAY.

* WHAT… For the first small craft advisory, winds southwest 15 to 20 knots gusting to 25 knots and seas 6 to 9 feet at 11 seconds. For the second small craft advisory, winds northwest 15 to 25 kt gusting to 30 kt and seas 6 to 11 feet at 9 seconds expected.

* WHERE… Coastal waters from Cape Shoalwater WA to Cascade Head OR from 10 NM and Waters from Cape Shoalwater WA to Cascade Head OR from 10 to 60 NM.

* WHEN… Notice to small craft, until 11:00 a.m. PDT Friday. Notice to small craft, Saturday 5:00 a.m. to Sunday 8:00 a.m. PDT.

* IMPACTS… Conditions will be dangerous for small craft.

https://marine.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=PZZ250&warncounty=marine&firewxzone=&local_place1=9NM%20NNW%20Seaside%20OR&product1=Small+Craft+Advisory&lat=46.1188&lon=-124.0164#.YpCBGvPML-Q

Dale D. Schrum