Weather Eye Breezy showery unsettled skies as far as the forecaster can

first_imgWith our continued blustery weather this spring, many folks are wondering if it will be a repeat of last year. Green tomato summer in the offing? It certainly looks like it at this point in time. More unsettled conditions are in the extended forecast, with only brief interludes of sunshine.More rain should come later on Wednesday and into Thursday, with a good half-inch or more on the charts for Vancouver. And also more moderate snows in the Cascades. Never ends, eh? Looking at computer models late Monday, it appeared we could squeeze out a nice weekend later this week but of course those ducky sunny icons on the extended forecast keep on moving. We’ll see. If it does end up being nice it would be cooler than what we had last Saturday — in the 60s, not the 70s.And speaking of Saturday, it was just plain fantastic. I managed a few moments to lie out in the sunshine between inside chores. Decided to postpone my trip to the garden center for some potted plants to set outside; plenty of time for that. I will give you the same old warning about clearing skies overnight this Friday through Sunday if high pressure abounds. Yep, without the cloud blanket, there’s a good chance again of scattered frost, especially in the colder locations, and you know where you live.Monday’s weather system brought some strong gusty winds along the Oregon coast, with reports as high as 80 mph. Inland winds were strongest in the southern Willamette Valley, with reports of over 50 mph. Locally? Just typical March-like breezes with gusts to 25-35 mph.last_img read more