Record dry spells in the Willamette Valley were broken up over the weekend and early Monday, with nominal rain falling from Portland south to Eugene. Precipitation was heavier in the northwest Coast Range, with some coastal rain as far south as Coos Bay.
However, no rain fell on most of southwest Oregon, where fire conditions remain extreme or high. The 10-day forecast calls for seasonal temperatures with lower-than-normal precipitation. Fuel moisture remains very low, and even areas that saw rainfall will need significantly more before this changes.
Meteorologists expect more rain this week west of the Cascades - chances are lower in southwest Oregon - with possible showers on the east side as well.