PORTLAND -- The Portland Metro area was drenched with the summer's biggest rainfall on Monday, but the Labor Day forecast is still unknown.
June 23rd is the last time PDX saw so much rain fall in the bucket. 24 hour rain reports include:
PDX .21 inches, Vancouver .49, Kelso .10, Hillsboro .25, McMinnville .23, Salem .03, Astoria .15, Tillamook .45 and Newport .76 inches of rain.
The rain arrived from an old Pacific front that clouded up the skies and then cut loose. The chance and timing of the rain was in the forecast, but the amount was a pleasant surprise, too.
As a forecaster, I am pleased that our current weather pattern was identified last week and the chance of rain was in my 7-day. However, some weather patterns offer little clue as to what the rain chance really is and when a soaking might develop. I will keep watching an on-going chance of rain through the Labor Day weekend.
Forecast models give us an increased rain chance tonight and then a higher rain chance Thursday evening, Sunday and Monday. Keep watching the 7-day for daily tweaks of what to expect.
Meteorologist Rod Hill, follow me @