Record high temperatures in the low to mid-70s were common across western Oregon Wednesday. Portland set a record with 72-degrees, Salem and Hillsboro set records at 75-degrees.
A changing weather pattern has ended the gusty east winds and will bring temperatures near normal on this Thursday as valley highs warm to near 60 degrees. A mix of cloudiness could bring a touch of light rain, but the best chance of measurable rainfall will hold over the Cascades and central Oregon.
A Friday afternoon cold front will bring rain to the coast and valley. After a dry morning, look for up to .25" of rainfall through the evening hours. Snow levels will hold near 5,000 feet during the day.
Scattered Saturday showers may turn heavy with hail as sun breaks allow for warming temperatures into the 50s. Sunday still looks dry with sunshine after early fog and low cloudiness.
Meteorologist Rod Hill
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