PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) - Portland Weather Forecast -
Right on cue, much of the Willamette Valley had snow on our Friday. Some of the higher amounts included Corvallis with 9", Eugene with 6", Albany with 4", Scappoose with 4", and Salmon Creek in Vancouver with 2". While the bulk of the metro area saw at least snow flying, most areas had less than half of an inch.
Now, it's onto the coldest air we have seen in years. Here are your forecast details:
Saturday: Sunny and windy early on, winds decrease as we go through the day. The wind chill will make it feel like it's in the single digits and teens especially early on in the day. Highs: 25-29 after AM lows in the 15-20 degree range.
Saturday Night: The winds will calm down even more, and with clear skies along with snow on the ground in parts of the area, temperatures will fall rapidly. Lows in the metro area will be in the 8-12 degree range, while areas down the valley with snow cover will see lows closer to 5 degrees.
Sunday: Mostly sunny skies with afternoon highs in the 25-30 range. There is a slight chance of flurries late in the day.
We will gradually warm up next week, and at this point, rain looks to return to the area by later Wednesday.
Have a great weekend & stay warm!
Brian Miskimins | KOIN 6 Weather
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