PORTLAND -- The Portland Metro area’s remarkable run of dry weather came to an abrupt halt on Friday. Portland had 51 straight dry days before one summer day of light rain, and since then has had 30 consecutive dry days, for 81 out of 82 dry days.
KGW Meteorologist Nick Allard said the first wave of rain Friday was fairly light, but it ramped up to be quite heavy late Friday afternoon.
KGW Chief Meteorologist Matt Zaffino said there won't be much rain this weekend until Sunday night. That's when rain will get heavy into Monday. Saturday will be cloudy with scattered showers and a little light rain.
According to alerts from the National Weather Service, the Coast and the Coast Range could see high winds as well.
Not everyone was disenchanted by the new wet weather. There was no school Friday for kids in Oregon so some went to the farm to pick out pumpkins for Halloween.
Around downtown Portland umbrellas and raincoats replaced shorts and tank tops, which Portlanders are more than used to wearing.
Rain totals from Friday through Monday in the Metro area and the valley could total between 1-2 inches, with 2-5 inches possible in the mountains and around 5-8 inches at the coast.