Expect clear skies Thursday night, and rain to carry us through the weekend. It appears as though the winter storm of 2018 may be over for greater Portland.
The metro region’s second blast of snow Wednesday night left most cities with at least 1 inch on the ground by Thursday morning. Some areas, mostly in Washington County, received upward of 3 inches throughout the night, causing most school districts to announce late starts for Thursday’s classes.
According to forecasters, we’ll get a break from precipitation of any kind Thursday night and see only partly cloudy skies — though the temperature is going to drop quite a bit.
Overnight temperatures heading into Friday could get as low as 20 degrees, while daytime highs may only reach the mid 30s.
More snow is possible Friday, with forecasters currently giving us a 70 percent chance of daytime flurries while also predicting an 80 percent chance for overnight rain; and as temperatures increase and breach the 40s again, we should expect that rain to continue.
It’s going to be a rainy weekend, forecasters say, with daytime highs in the low 40s and overnight lows in the upper 30s. Some snow is possible Sunday night, but mostly expect cold rain as we head into next week.
Today, partly cloudy later this morning.
Friday February 23
Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 42, low 24.
Chance of precipitation: 51%. Wind 5 mph from the S
Saturday February 24
Light rain in the morning. High 48, low 38.
Chance of precipitation: 87%. Wind 6 mph from the WSW
Sunday February 25
Rain until afternoon. High 44, low 36.
Chance of precipitation: 92%. Wind 9 mph from the SW
Monday February 26
Partly cloudy throughout the day. High 47, low 35.
Chance of precipitation: 57%. Wind 3 mph from the S
Data provided by darksky.net
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