Weather forecast for Portland, Oregon for Thursday, June 9, 2022

PORTLAND, Oregon – At the risk of sounding too dramatic, I will say that the winter has been long and cold. Yeah, just like the Cinderella album from 1988. You know, glam rock. Either way, if you were hoping to soak up the glory of the sun this weekend. I am sorry. It’s just not in the cards.

Forecast Thursday: Cloudy upper 50’s morning. Afternoon low 70s with chance of rain increasing after 5pm. Feeling sticky in the evening as dew points increase into the 60s.

Dipped Period #1: Late Thursday night to noon Friday – maybe 0.20″ to 0.85″ of rain in less than 24 hours.

Soaked Period #2: From Friday evening to Saturday – 0.50″ – 0.80″ in 24 hours.

Look forward: The rain persists Sunday and Monday morning.

Hydrological Outlook National Weather Service Pendleton


Heavy rain is expected over the Cascades from Thursday evening through early Saturday, then over the Blue Mountains and parts of eastern Oregon and Washington from Saturday through Sunday. The heaviest rains are expected Thursday evening through Friday morning for the Washington Cascades, Friday for the Oregon Cascades, and Saturday for eastern Oregon, with a second turn on Sunday. Rainfall amounts of 0.50 to 1.00 inches are expected in the outlook area, with higher amounts possible over the mountains. Rivers continue to flow freely throughout southeastern Washington and central and northeastern Oregon due to recent wet conditions. This additional precipitation is expected to bring the Naches River near or above flood stage and cause flooding on portions of the Yakima River. Additionally, many rivers remain near or above full flow and will continue to flow fast and high. Campers, hikers and those planning outdoor activities should be aware of the formation of showers and seek higher ground if necessary. Never camp along streams, rivers and streams. Keep an eye out for children and pets to make sure they don’t get too close to the water’s edge.

Looking towards June 22, the temperature trend is below normal and precipitation remains above normal with the June 21 summer solstice. So much for enjoying this summer weather. At least we are moving away from a hot and feisty June. At this time last year, we already had two days at 90°+.

Dale D. Schrum