Portland/ Weather & Environment
AI Assisted Icon
Published on May 26, 2024
Portland Welcomes Sun and Mild Temperatures for Memorial Day Weekend Amidst Workweek Weather Shift Source: Unsplash/ Cristofer Maximilian

Portland residents can look forward to a break in the clouds and the return of the sun today, with mild temperatures to close out the weekend. According to the National Weather Service Portland Oregon, the forecast predicts the skies clearing up, leading to a high of a gentle 71 degrees following a partly sunny morning. The calm weather pattern is expected to continue with a light southwest breeze showing up in the afternoon.

The evening maintains the day's calm with only a light north northwest wind brushing through and temperatures dipping to a cool but comfortable 49 degrees. For those marking Memorial Day outdoors, they can expect mostly sunny skies, with the day's high reaching a comfortable 76 degrees. Light northwest winds will accompany the holiday, ensuring a pleasant time for parades, picnics, and remembrance.

Looking ahead to the workweek, the weather takes a turn on Tuesday, becoming unsettled. "Rain likely, mainly after 11am," reads the forecast from the NWS Portland Oregon. The day will be mostly cloudy with a high near 66 degrees and west winds coming to life in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is pegged at 60 percent, so don't forget to carry an umbrella.

As for Wednesday, Portlanders may need to keep their rain gear handy. The chance of rain in the morning, followed by potential showers and thunderstorms after 11am means unpredictability is in the air. The day will be partly sunny with temperatures peaking around 64 degrees, and the chance of precipitation holding at 50 percent. Despite these predictions, by nightfall, the chances of showers and storms taper off, leading to a clearer night with a low around 45.

Thankfully, for those longing for more consistent spring weather, Thursday offers a respite with a return to mostly sunny conditions and a high climbing up near 69 degrees. And the pleasant weather rolls right into the weekend, with Friday and Saturday expected to bring abundant sunshine and temperatures that warm into the high 70s.