Today is going to be a beautiful day, easily the best day until next week, so if there’s any way you can get out and enjoy the sun today, do it!
This nice weather is the result of high pressure on both sides of the Cascades, and that will give us east wind through the Gorge today. We’ll see 17-21 by mid-morning with a brief period of 22-25 from Rooster Rock to Stevenson today. From Hood River eastward, we’ll have light wind until the afternoon, when easterlies pick up into the 5-10 range.
As a front moves in tonight, clouds and cool weather return along with west wind. The wind will be 16-19 tomorrow morning from Hood River to Mosier, shifting east in the afternoon and picking up to 23-26 from Rowena to Arlington.
Friday looks cool and cloudy, with light west wind. If you’re looking ahead to the weekend, it looks cool and cloudy, with west wind on the river and snow in the mountains.
Events for the rest of the week include sailboat racing this evening, but unless the wind does something unexpected, that race won’t happen. Tomorrow night is the Post and Pint, but Post was pretty muddy yesterday afternoon, so cross your fingers for no more rain and some wind to dry it out. If you’re in Portland tomorrow night, the surfrider foundation is having a surf movie fundraiser at the Clinton Street Theatre. And finally, Friday is First Friday in Hood River, so make plans to be downtown in the evening.
Have an awesome day today!