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Clouds increase Wednesday, rain showers Thursday

The Portland/Vancouver weather forecast from the KGW weather team. Updated several times daily, this includes the outlook around Oregon and in Southwest Washington.

PORTLAND, Oregon — High clouds continue to stream inland tonight, but temperatures have already dropped below freezing in may areas on both sides of the Cascades. Portland has been in the 50s all but three days so far this January, but that begins to change Wednesday.

Highs will be in the upper 40s Wednesday and then lower the rest of the week. Clouds increase through the day, but there will be no rain until showers roll in Thursday.

It’s back to partly sunny and dry weather Friday and Saturday.

All eyes then turn to the dropping snow level Sunday and Monday. The snow level will drop into the 500 to 1,000 feet range, so sticking snow in the valley is not likely. But the hills may see a little sticking snow and the Cascades and Coast Range will see significant snowfall Sunday into Tuesday.

Look for rain and snow showers Saturday night, Sunday and Monday in the valleys. Highs will be in the low 40s, lows will be in the low to mid-30s.

Northwest weather dries out Tuesday.

Have a great night, stay safe and take good care of each other.

Matt Zaffino
KGW Chief Meteorologist

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