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Rod Hill's Spring Outlook: Plenty of dry, cool days

If my spring outlook is correct, the season will bring us plenty of dry days to mow the lawn and enjoy the beauty of the Northwest.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Spring starts Tuesday morning with sunshine and 60 degree temps for the Rose City.

But it quickly turns wet and chilly, with snow levels near 1,500 feet Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Despite the bumpy start, the Spring Outlook for the months of April, May and June looks promising for pleasant weather! Look for temperatures to be near the normal average or slightly below.

Spring Outlook for April, May and June shows temperatures near normal or below and quiet rainfall, meaning no soaker months! Here is wishing for nice weather!

Posted by KGW Rod Hill on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The bigger headline is the continuation of a below-normal rainfall pattern. Keep in mind that normal spring precipitation for Portland is actually very pleasant, with two out of three days typically being dry.

You may recall March and April of 2017 dumped soaking rains that equaled nearly a foot of water. The surplus moisture of more than 5 inches soaked the ground into mid-May.

April 2017: Portland's wettest winter since 1999

If the outlook is correct, this spring will see plenty of dry days to mow the lawn and enjoy the beauty of the Northwest.