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Portland Area Braces for Wet Sunday After Warmest Day of the Year

The Portland area experienced its warmest day of the year so far, with temperatures reaching 68 degrees on Saturday, March 18, 2023, according to the 5 p.m.

KGW forecast.

However, the warm weather will be short-lived as showers are expected to roll through the area starting early Sunday afternoon.

Rainfall amounts are expected to range from 1/10 of an inch to 1/4 of an inch by the end of the day on Sunday.

The futurecast shows that showers will begin to hit parts of the southern Oregon and northern California area early Sunday morning before moving towards the Willamette Valley and Salem by 9:30 a.m.

Showers are expected to hit the Portland area and the northern part of the Oregon coast by the afternoon, with snow showers predicted in the Oregon Cascades at a level of 5000 feet.

Scattered showers are expected to continue through Monday afternoon, but Tuesday will bring morning fog and afternoon sunshine.

Temperatures will gradually warm up again, but they are expected to remain in the mid to upper 50s for this time of year.

The heaviest amount of rain is expected to fall late Sunday afternoon and overnight into Monday morning, with some areas receiving close to 6/10 of an inch.

Although the Portland area will experience some wet weather over the next few days, conditions over the Cascades are currently great, and traveling over the mountains should not be an issue.

However, colder air is expected to move into the area by the latter part of next week, with snow levels dropping to 1500 feet.

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