Saying goodbye to clear skies but staying dry today and still dealing with strong east winds blowing out of the gorge.  Areas near the gorge and the Columbia River will see gusts between 30-45 mph.  We will notice increasing cloudiness from the south.  Metro valley temperatures will warm into the mid 40s to near 50 degrees. 

Rain returns Wednesday as showers and then increases into periods of steady rain Thursday as a series of storms returns to the Northwest. There should be a brief break Saturday, followed by more rain and mountain snow on Sunday. The central Gorge and Hood River Valley may see some snow or freezing rain Wednesday night, early Thursday morning. 

Meteorologist Rod Hill

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