If your Memorial Day weekend plans include a hike in the mountains, be prepared for rain. And if you’re hanging around the Northwest Folklife Festival or elsewhere in the lowlands, expect showers, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.
He says it’s a continuation of a pattern that started on Thursday and continued into Friday morning.
“We had a lot of low clouds moving in to the west of the Cascade Crest,” Mass said.
“There’s an on-shore pressure gradient and so there’s stratus and strato cumulous (clouds) at lower levels. But at upper levels, we’re getting flow still coming off the mountains,” he said.