Snow showers wil wind down after another burst of snow moves through in the next hour. A quick half-inch to an inch will fall in the hills above 500 ft, with a rain/snow mix close to the Columbia River.
MUCH colder air is moving in. Western valley temperatures drop below freezing around 7 or 8 pm, and everything outside that’s wet or white will freeze solid by morning.
Portland’s record low temperature for February 19 is 23-degrees, and I think we’ll match it. Monday becomes mostly sunny, but stays cold, with highs only in the mid to upper 30s.
The clear sky continues Monday night, and lows Tuesday morning will again flirt with records.
A weak storm tumbles south off the coast Tuesday, and that means the coast has the best chance of seeing snow showers Thursday, with the valleys will be mostly cloudy and continued cold.
Another system may brush the area with snow showers Wednesday night or Thursday morning, as the cold weather continues.
Friday brings more rain and the snow level elevates to about 1,000 feet. But it’s possible the valleys see snow showers again on Saturday morning.
The cooler than normal and wet weather pattern should continue into early March.
Enjoy the winter weather!
KGW Chief Meteorologist
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