PORTLAND -- Fall will start off windy, cool and wet this weekend, according to KGW Meteorologist Nick Allard.
The National Weather Service has even issued a Special Weather Statement for "cool and blustery conditions this first fall weekend."
While the first day of fall is Sunday, the wet weather system hit the coast around noon Friday and was expected to hit Portland just in time for the Friday afternoon commute, Allard said.
"We'll see showers, sunbreaks and even the chance for thunderstorms all over the area," he said. "It should be cool enough in the upper levels to produce hail in some of the showers. Temps will cool off into the mid-60s for both Saturday and Sunday."
The Sunday rain will put totall rainfall for the month over the average of of .147, KGW meteorologist Rod Hill tells us in his weather blog. PDX has seen 1.45 inches so far this month.
In coming weeks, expect temperatures to regularly drop into the 60s, Hill writes, including a daily probability of rain of four out of 10 days. The 90-day outlook calls for above-normal November and December temps.
Another storm system was expected to slam into the coast Sunday evening, bringing up to an inch of rain to the coast range. Inland should see showers and temps in the mid-60s, until Wednesday clears out and warms up into the 70s.