Portland Friday weather: Westside fog clears mid-morning, then mostly sunny; high 51 – OregonLive


Many westside metro area residents will wake to foggy conditions early Friday while the eastern part of Multnomah County is clear.

Some locations in the central to southern part of the Willamette Valley are also experiencing fog and temperatures near freezing, which could make for a hazardous drive, according to the National Weather Service.

At 5:30 a.m., locations reporting temps at or below 32 degrees began around Canby and continued southward into the Salem and Albany areas. A look at traffic cams showed these areas also had dense fogs in spots. Use caution while driving south of the metro area Friday morning.

Portland’s 5:30 a.m. temps stayed in the high 30s to low 40s. Once the fog burns away, we’ll have mostly sunny skies and a dry day. The high temp will reach near 51 degrees.

With clear skies and little wind, fog is again expected to form overnight and sock in the valley early Saturday morning. Fog will be heaviest in the central and southern portions of the Willamette Valley and ease as you travel north. Most areas will see clearing by about 10 a.m. Gradual clearing is likely through the afternoon. Highs will be near 51 degrees.

By Sunday, the high pressure that was keeping clouds and rain away will have moved off to the east. A weakened front is expected to bring rain to the Oregon coast by morning, and showers to the valleys by the afternoon. There’s a 40% chance for rain in Portland. The high temperature should reach about 46 degrees.

Currently, the first part of next week is looking rainy. Portland could see a 50% chance of rain Monday.