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Rain showers today, flurries Saturday evening

Much colder air arrives Saturday night

PORTLAND, Ore — Rain showers this morning will be fewer in numbers this afternoon and mainly dry weather is expected tonight into early Saturday.  During the day Saturday, rain showers increase with daytime snow levels dropping to 2,000' toward evening.   

Much colder Canadian / Arctic air arrives quickly Saturday evening changing rain showers to snow showers.  At this time, few if any icy problems are expected.  Snow showers may end before ground temps drop to freezing, but light dustings in some areas may be seen. 

Clearing skies Saturday night with gusty east winds blowing will set the stage for a sunny Sunday and Monday.  Daytime wind chills during the two days will be near 20 degrees at times with east winds 15-30 in the valley and stronger gusts between 40-50 near the gorge. 

Winds will ease and temperatures will begin to moderate Tuesday.  Rain returns Thursday and Friday. 

Meteorologist Rod Hill

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