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PORTLAND Wednesday s rain was helping to lessen the risk of wildfires although so far, this month it s 9 inches below average.

KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill said by this time of the year, Portland s average is just over 16 inches. This year, it s just over 7 inches.

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The chance of rain was expected to continue through Wednesday evening with breaks, Hill said.

There was a chance of showers possible each day through the weekend.

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