PORTLAND, Ore. -- After overnight lows that dipped below the teens, expect highs of 30 to 35 degrees Friday with sunny skies, says KGW meteorologist Rod Hill.
The low temperature of 12 degrees in Portland made Friday the coldest January 13th ever in Portland.
"The weather remains dry this weekend with a mix of partly sunny skies with gradually warming temperatures," he says, "But our snow-pack won’t be going away until much warmer weather and rain returns next week, beginning Monday night and picking up Tuesday and Wednesday."
Some roadways in Portland are still covered with hard-packed snow and icy ruts Friday morning, but freeways are passable.
Portland Public Schools, and most other districts around the metro area, canceled Friday classes.
The next big change in the weather will be Monday night, when the temperature rises to 50 with heavy rain. The conditions will quickly melt most of the snow that fell this week.
Keep an eye out for flooding at that point, Hill said.
More on the snow storm:
- When will all the snow melt?
- Mayor urges Portlanders to help homeless in the cold
- Reporter notebook: January snow storm
- Snow totals around the metro area
- Photos: Snow in Bend | Sun rises over snowy Oregon | Storm blankets Portland | Kids in the snow | Pets in the snow | Snowmen | Storm brings down trees
- Watch: Zoo animals have a snow day
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