We’re headed out west for this weekend weather outlook. We’re going to the Columbia Gorge for this one. Sounds like some fun.
At 135PM, PT, Longview was reporting a temperature of 52 degrees with overcast conditions. A ridge was working its way on shore, with temperatures climbing back up into the 50s, but the leading edge of the warmer weather, which is at the nose of a strong North Pacific jet, is producing quite a bit of rain. Much of the lower Gorge was seeing rain, though it was beginning to clear out around Astoria, and Longview was simply windy, but not reporting rain. There is still a great deal of rain in the Cascades and towards Portland, and there is more on the way.
The moist flow being pumped into the Pacific Northwest will continue until the jet begins to form a trough in the Plains, and the promised ridge really starts to take shape out west. This will lead to persistent rain through the day tomorrow, again, with much of it falling at the higher elevations to the east of Longview, which will finally begin to taper off late on Sunday. There will be some remnant clouds with the potential for some drizzle through Monday morning as well. By the end of the day Monday as Christmas looms later in the week, the sun will come out, and Longview, along with the rest of the Columbia Gorge, will be able to dry out.
Tomorrow – Rain, tapering off late. High 55, Low 46
Monday – Some light showers in the morning, with sun before sunset. High 48, Low 41
TWC: Tomorrow – Showers, High 54 Low 47
Monday – High 52, Low 43
AW: Tomorrow – Breezy with occasional rain High 55, Low 48
Monday – A morning shower in the area; otherwise, cloudy High 49, Low 44
NWS: Tomorrow – Rain. High 53, Low 45
Monday – A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy High 50, Low 43
WB: Tomorrow – Rain. High 55, Low 47
Monday – Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain in the morning…then a slight chance of rain in the afternoon.High 50, Low 45
WN: Tomorrow – Cloudy with Rain High 54, Low 46
Monday – Mostly Cloudy with Scattered Showers High 50, Low 43