Morning reports of snow in the air from the hills to north Portland to Vancouver and Cowlitz county! Other reports of a morning snow pack over the HWY 26 Coast Range summit at 1,600 feet. The snow level this afternoon in terms of sticking snow should hold near or above 2,000 feet. It is possible, the high Coast Range passes will get icy again tonight and early Sunday.
The bigger story will be the arrival of much colder air during the day Monday, as snow levels lower to 1,000 feet. A westerly flow should keep the metro hills green, but Sandy could see afternoon snow accumulation. Tuesday will see scattered showers with the snow level near 500 feet. I am watching Wednesday morning for the chance of Portland morning snow, followed by afternoon rain. To repeat, at this time, Wednesday morning snow accumulation looks possible. Worst case would be a few inches, followed by mostly afternoon rain. As you know, these events are nearly always uncertain, but I am watching closely!
KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill