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Published on April 24, 2024
Portland Braces for Prolonged Showers and Wind Gusts, NWS Advises PreparednessSource: Unsplash/ Ryoji Iwata

The forecast for Portland, Oregon is looking decidedly soggy as a fresh batch of precipitation rolls in this week, according to the National Weather Service. Today's partly sunny skies and mild high of 65 degrees are set to take a turn, giving way to a 50 percent chance of rain after 3 a.m. and an anticipated low around 50 degrees.

Prepare for a definite soak on Thursday, with 100 percent certainty of rain and new precipitation amounts between a quarter and half an inch possible, the NWS Portland Oregon reports. The mercury will hover near 55 degrees during the daytime, while a southerly wind will gust up to 18 mph, making umbrellas practically redundant for anyone walking outside.

Friday will also serve up showers with a steady high of 58 degrees and continuous southwesterly winds. Later in the evening, the rain is likely to persist until 11 p.m., although the chances of precipitation decrease slightly to 60 percent. Saturday and Sunday won't offer much in the way of dry reprieve. "Showers likely, mainly before 11 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Chance of precipitation is 60%," notes the NWS. You can expect more showers on Sunday night, particularly before the clock strikes 11 p.m.

Looking ahead to next week, the gray theme continues with more showers. Monday and Tuesday are set to be mostly cloudy with a high near 57 and 59 degrees, respectively, and showers likely weaving through the forecast. Come nighttime, the likelihood of rainfall hovers around, with lows dipping to the low 40s.

For the most current weather updates, Portland locals are advised to check NWS Portland Oregon's website.