PORTLAND -- Clear skies and cold temperatures will be the norm throughout the region Wednesday, with a high of only 34 for Portland, according to KGW meterologist NIck Allard.
With lows of 18 degrees - that makes Thursday and Friday the coldest mornings of the year, Allard said. The next coldest date was February 22nd at 27 degrees.
The record low of 13 degrees recorded in 1985, he said.
Temperatures will rise to the low 40s for Thanskgiving Day, an overnight low of 27 for those waiting in line for Black Friday, and the upper 40s for shopping bedlam on Friday.
Overnight lows across the Metro area were expected to reach down to the mid- to low-teens. Wednesday, expect a few more clouds, no snow or rain, with highs in the mid 30s.
"From there Thanksgiving looks dry until late when some rain will push in and mainly fall as rain," KGW Meteorologist Nick Allard said, "unless we have some cold air trapped in the Gorge."
With the rain at the end of the week will come snow in the Cascades through the weekend, Allard said, with the freezing level around 3,000 to 4,000 feet.