Showers continue at this hour, but they will gradually end during the overnight period. Low temperatures are headed for the 40s. 

Snow continues to fly in the Cascades too, and another 4 to 6 inches will fall on the slopes by morning. 

Wednesday is the day in between. Storms. It will be mostly cloudy, and some occasional light rain will fall in the Coast Range and Cascades but the valleys should stay mainly dry.

That changes early Thursday morning as the next storm bangs into the coast and hammers its way inland Thursday.

A High Wind Watch is up at the coast for that one Thursday. The winds won’t be as strong and the rain won’t be as heavy, but it’s still a force of nature to be reckoned with. 

The snow level drops after this one, all the way down to 2,000 feet by Saturday.

More valley rain and mountain snow arrive Saturday night and Sunday, and more still on Christmas Eve, turning to rain showers and sunbreaks on Christmas Day.

This will lead to a lot of snow in the Cascades by the holiday.

Have a great evening.

Matt Zaffino
KGW Chief Meteorologist

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