One more sunny day with freezing temperatures this morning in calm wind spots and early temps in the 40s where the east gorge wind is blowing. Daytime highs will again warm into the mid to upper 50s with gusty east winds near the gorge. Look for increasing cloud cover tonight with temperatures holding above 32 degrees.

Rain arrives with a weak weather system Wednesday. Morning showers will be possible, but most of the rain will arrive into the valley during the afternoon. A stronger cold front pushes inland Thursday, for more valley rain, strong winds at the coast, and lowering snow levels. By Thursday evening the snow level drops to about 4,500 feet, which means snow will begin to stick on the roads through the passes.

A third system Friday keeps the valley rain and mountain snow going. Friday snow levels may lower to 3,000 feet, bringing slow Cascade travel.

Over the weekend, the weather calms down, but showers continue to be possible.

Meteorologist Rod Hill, follow me @


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