Today will feature the chance for showers and thunderstorms across northeastern parts of the area as a weak cold front slides through. Areas of clouds rain associated with the warm front will continue to impact coastal areas for the next few hours. Then we’ll see drier and sunnier conditions moving in from the west for the midday hours. That sunshine will push temps up into the 70’s for most areas away from the mountains and immediate coast. A few of the typical SW warm spots will make a run at 80. Those warm temps will combine with slightly muggier dew points to fuel the incoming thunderstorms this afternoon. Storms will develop around noon in the northern mountains before working their way southeast through the afternoon. Not everyone will get a storm, but those that do will experience heavy rain, lightning, and gusty winds. At this point, no organized severe weather is expected, but some storms could become severe if more sunshine develops in those northeastern spots. As you move SW, there’s less in the way of upper level dynamics to initiate and support thunderstorms, which should leave places SW of Portland mostly dry.