A weather system dropping south through Washington is creating a few showers in the Washington Cascades and the mountains of NE Oregon. This is a fast moving and weak system. A few showers may also make their way into the northern Coast Range, but all that ends by Friday afternoon.

A mix of low clouds and fog here in the valley to start your Friday. Skies will become partly cloudy during the day with southeast winds developing 5-15 mph and metro highs in the 50s.

East winds develop Friday night and will reach 30-45 mph in parts of the Portland area and 70-85 mph in the windiest parts of the western Gorge through the day Sunday. The wind flow will bring sunny skies. High temperatures warming into the 50s for Portland Saturday may struggle to reach 50 degrees Sunday as the east wind brings in cooler air.

Forecast models continue to vary next week in terms of when our chance of rain begins. Look for developing rain either Wednesday or Thursday.

Meteorologist Rod Hill, follow me @

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