Skies have cleared, but fog pockets are developing this morning and most areas will be freezing by sunrise, leading to patchy black ice. Otherwise look for mostly sunny skies during the day with highs warming into the 40s. East winds may pick up a bit in the west gorge, gusting 15-20 mph. Clouds increase Thursday night, but dry weather should hold into early Friday morning.
Our next weather front arrives into Portland Friday afternoon. The morning hours will see an increasing chance of light showers and rain will be likely at times during the afternoon. This front looks weak with most areas seeing less than .25" of total rainfall. The Gorge may see a rain/snow mix with daytime highs 35-40 degrees. Snow levels in general will hold near 2,000 feet.
This weekend brings more valley rain showers and mountain snow, with snow levels near 1,000 feet at times. I continue to keep an eye on Monday and Tuesday. A Pacific warm front may stir up gusty east winds which could lead to areas of valley snow. At this time, weather models show all rain and 40s for the Rose City. As I mentioned, please keep an eye for possible changing weather conditions.
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