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Drying out overnight, rain ramps up Thursday afternoon

Your forecast from the KGW weather team, updated several times daily. This includes the outlook around Oregon and in Southwest Washington.

PORTLAND, Oregon — Rain is the weather word for the next seven days. There will be at least some each day into the middle of next week, at least.

But Thursday morning will be dry. The next cold front pushes onshore Thursday afternoon.

Look for rain to arrive at the coast around noon to 2 pm, and a couple hours later in the valleys.

Steady rain turns to showers be Friday morning. We may see a few scattered thunderstorms again Friday, especially at the coast.

Another system pushes inland Saturday morning. There is hope for a few sunbreaks late Saturday afternoon, but we’ll have to see how the timing works out.

Sunday morning should be dry again, before the next system pushes inland Sunday night into Monday morning. That one may dive south into California, where the rain would be heaviest and the wind strongest.

None of these system is especially cold. The snow level will stay above the passes, but the upper ski slopes will get heavy snow.

Have a great Thursday.

Take good care of each other.

Matt Zaffino
KGW Chief Meteorologist

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