ESTACADA, Ore. -- Temperatures dipped on the fringe of freezing Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, but the skies were clearing and typical May conditions were returning, according to KGWMeteorologist Nick Allard.
Allard said Hillsboro was the only community in the Metro area that fell to freezing overnight, even though more had been expected.
We still have a few showers on the east side near Gresham and Sandy, those will also dry out and the skies will clear, as will the few showers in the mountains throughout the day. A few areas of patchy morning clouds are also possible before turning partly sunny with highs in the lower 60s, Allard assured.
He added that temperatures were expected to drop once again on Thursday night, but not as low as the previous night.
Record broken on Tuesday
The Portland Metro area set a new record for the coldest high temperature on Tuesday. The high for the day at PDX was only 50 degrees, two degrees colder than the previous record.
Wednesday night was another very cold night and a Frost Advisory was put in effect for the southern end of the Willamette Valley until 8 a.m.
Cinco de Snow?!
Residents in several cities east of Portland were surprised to wake up Wednesday morning to find snow on the ground.
Several residents of Estacada contacted KGW to report snow falling. Viewer triplej sent in a photo of snow covering the ground at the confluence of the Sandy at the Zig Zag River. Another viewer submitted photos of snow on the ground in LaGrande.
Ski areas on Mt. Hood collected another foot of snow Tuesday as the same El Nino pattern that created low snow levels during the winter months continued to bring late season cold and wet weather to higher elevations. Video: Mt. Hood gets late snow
Got Snow Photos? SUBMITYOURPICS