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Published on February 21, 2024
Portland Girds for Showers, Possible Thunderstorms with Chilly Winds TodaySource: National Weather Service

The city of Portland is bracing for showers and potential thunderstorms throughout the day according to the National Weather Service report. Portlanders can expect the wet weather to climax between 4 pm and 5 pm today, with a small reprieve possibly in store after 5 pm. The high will hover near an unseasonable 53 degrees, while gusty conditions will make the temperatures feel colder than the thermometer reads.

Looking ahead, the chance of precipitation drops to 30% by tonight. Just when you thought the rain gear could be shelved, it might need a slight chance of showers will linger between 8 pm and 10 pm. Then, Portland will see a break in the weather, with the service predicting a partly sunny Thursday, a mostly sunny Friday, and a mostly sunny Saturday with highs gradually warming to the upper 50s.

However, the forecast indicates that the rain will make its return Saturday night, continuing its pattern of dampening Sunday day plans. The conditions on Sunday will take a breezy turn as rain falls mainly after 10 am. Temperatures are expected to drop next week with Monday introducing rain and possibly snow, setting the trend for a wintry start to the week.

Portland residents can anticipate a chilly mix of rain and snow through early next week with the snow level dropping significantly by night. The weather service has issued a heads-up for a low-lying snow level of 900 feet on Monday, decreasing still further to 800 feet by the following night. Daily highs will barely scratch the mid-40s, reminding everyone that despite the calendar's push forward, winter still claims its stake in the Pacific Northwest weather.