PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) - Portland Weather Forecast -- Wednesday Night & Thursday
So let's start with tonight: areas of freezing fog are already re-forming. And actually, some places never got out from under that on Wednesday. Lows Tonight will be 24-30. A tad warmer & clearer right near the Gorge thanks to some east wind.
Thursday: A dry morning commute but areas of fog and frost are back for a second morning in a row. Then we will watch our temperatures very closely mid-late morning when a system rolls inland off the Pacific. The earlier the moisture shows up, the more likely it is we'll see at least pockets of freezing rain in the metro area and Willamette Valley. And I think a lot of us just get a 'cold rain' in the 33-34 degree temperature range to start. But some places, especially those stuck under low clouds and fog, may get a brief time of freezing rain before we warm up. As of now, moisture arrives sometime between 10am - Noon.
And since we have not seen it in awhile, here's a reminder of what freezing rain actually is. By definition, it is liquid that falls on a frozen surface and turns to ice. So that's what we're really watching for. Because as we all know, it can coat everything very quickly!
Whatever happens, I believe we'll be in the 35-37 degree range by the evening commute everywhere except the Gorge, where some freezing rain will likely continue. And if you're driving mountain passes, plan on snow, up to 6" for our ski resorts!
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