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.
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.