Rain tapers off in holiday forecast

Rain tapers off in holiday forecast

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by Teresa Blackman

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Posted on June 9, 2011 at 8:20 AM

PORTLAND – If you’re planning on staying in the Portland/Vancouver Metro area for the holiday weekend, keep your umbrella close by and your sunglasses, too.

KGW Meteorologist Nick Allard said light rain and clouds on Friday will slowly transform into a beautiful, sunny day on Sunday.

More: Complete holiday weekend forecast

“On Friday, a weather system over Western Washington is slowly pushing south into our area. The rain will hold off until mainly the afternoon hours, with only a few showers possible until then,” Allard said. “If you have plans to be out Friday night, possibly at Waterfront Park for the Rose Festival, keep an umbrella on hand.”

More: Rose Festival Event Guide

Allard said the light rain will likely move in during the afternoon and highs would touch into the lower 60s. Track rain: Doppler radar

"Most of the rain, however, will stay from about Portland north. Only a few showers are possible south of Portland and will mainly be at the Oregon Coast. So the farther south you are, the better weather you'll have on Friday.”

More: Check live cams around state

Then, on Saturday, conditions will continue to improve.

Allard said morning clouds and possible showers or drizzle will move out of the area fairly quickly and temperatures will begin to climb into the upper-60s. And by Sunday, the rain should be tapered off.

“Sunday looks mostly sunny with highs in the lower-70s, and Monday looks mostly cloudy with showers increasing for the second part of the day,” Allard added.

More: 7-day forecast

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