Let’s take advantage of the limited light we have and go outside to enjoy the fall colors. The Japanese maples, like the one in Rick’s neighborhood in Beaverton, are especially beautiful.
Despite the rain we have had this week, the colors are still vibrant and we are currently at peak color for many trees in Portland. Check out our live cameras around the region for a view of the cloudy skies in Portland, the lovely colors in the Tualatin Valley, and the breaks in the clouds at the solar Winery and the coastline. Although there are still a few scattered showers in the valley, they are decreasing and becoming lighter. We are also seeing heavier showers in the Foothills and snowfall in Mount Hood and the Oregon Cascades.
However, these will diminish throughout the day. The showers in Portland will also decrease as we move into the afternoon. The passes in the mountains are wet but not snowy enough to be a problem for drivers. Mount Hood may receive up to 3 to 6 more inches of snow before it tapers off.
Our future cast shows that the showers will continue to push in but will clear out by noon, leaving us mostly dry. We may see some sun breaks before sunset. Overnight and into Wednesday morning, we should stay dry, though some fog may develop. Wednesday will be a partly sunny and dry day, but rain will return by Thursday night.
Daytime highs will remain in the mid-50s throughout the week..