PORTLAND, Ore. -- That wintertime stranger named "sunshine" made a welcome visit to Portland Sunday, heating temperatures up enough to tie the all-time record for the date.

And Monday's temperatures could break records, too.

Monday is expected to reach 62 in Portland; the highest temperature recorded on this date was 64 degrees. Tuesday will likely hit 60 degrees, which will also come close to the record of 62 on that date, according to KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill.

On Sunday, Portland's high temperature tied the record, at 62 degrees. It was even warmer in Newport, at 64.

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"The strong temperature inversion pattern will produce gusty east winds in the gorge and possible low cloud areas in the central valley, including Salem. Thus, look for a variety of weather through Wednesday," he said. "Calm locations near Salem may be stuck under the clouds at times and Troutdale may see 35 mph winds, while other locations are simply warm and sunny."

The warm temperature pattern will also mean above-freezing temperatures at night on Mt. Hood and soft snow, but the sun will be shining and the mountain will be beautiful, Hill added.

The first chance of rain will return on Wednesday night.

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