From the National Weather Service Special Weather Statement:

…COOLER WEATHER WITH PERIODS OF RAIN EXPECTED THIS WEEK… A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST EARLY THIS WEEK. THIS WILL PRODUCE A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN THE WEATHER PATTERN. THE FIRST COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH LATE MONDAY WITH ANOTHER STRONGER ONE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. THESE FRONTS WILL BRING PERIODS OF RAIN ALONG WITH HIGHER MOUNTAIN SNOW. TEMPERATURES WILL DROP BELOW SEASONAL AVERAGES WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S BY WEDNESDAY. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL BE IN THE 30S AND MID 40S.

Woke up to rain on the roof, and it took me a moment to figure out the tapping sound. Far from pouring, it was just enough to bring the dust down on the trails and make the air smell clean. Just enough to dampen the seats in the Subaru, reminding me that it’s time to start rolling up the windows at night, maybe take the keys out of the ignition.

Em was born in June and had a very Oregon summer. She’s never seen rain. I’m excited for snow.

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