By Gordon McCraw, Meteorologist for Tillamook County Pioneer
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
There were plenty of thunderstorms last night that moved shoreward near Newport and east into the Coast Range, coupled with a cold front that moved southeast across the region . Today we had the usual post-frontal scattered showers, minus the thunderstorms, but tonight we have a weak ridge of high pressure moving in and limiting activity. Light winds can be expected tonight, lows near 45.
There is still a small chance of widely scattered showers tomorrow morning with easterly winds 5-10, then we start to see a small chance of rain with another front approaching tomorrow afternoon with winds shifting towards the southwest highs near 59. rain will return tomorrow evening, southerly winds 4-8, lows near 46.
Rain continues Friday with the system turning into a weak atmospheric river event, southerly winds 4-8, highs near 57, cloudy and rainy again Friday night, light winds, some patchy fog possible late, lows near 44 .
The weekend also looks wet with more rain likely during the day on Saturday, turning into scattered showers on Saturday evening, but then more rain likely on Sunday as a low pressure trough drops in the area and could bring rain. more moderate accompanied by gusts of wind. High temperatures dropping to the mid-50s on Sunday, lows to the mid-40s.
As for next week, the active weather pattern continues such that cloudy and rainy conditions have continued with highs dropping into the 50s, lows near 50s on Tuesday. Long-term models suggest that the rain is finally starting to subside after mid-week.
Forecasts for the river are finally starting to show increasing flows, but they continue to be well below levels that could cause flooding problems. The increase is barely enough to excite anglers.