Forecast focuses on freezing rain

A wind advisory has been issued for Portland and snow, and freezing rain may hit both Portland and Salem on Thursday and Friday, according to the Register-Guard.

Friday night: Mostly clear, low around 9.

But best forecast at this point calls for snow Sunday night.

Rain continues overnight Friday into Saturday kicking off a wet weekend. They'll combine and bring the potential for serious amounts of snow. However, forecasters said, it appears more likely that the changeover to snow will hold off until Sunday, with significant snow continuing through Monday, with snow levels likely rising back into the hills on Monday morning.

McDermott cautions that freezing rain Thursday night will mean a very treacherous commute for the morning. Winds coming from the east will be 20 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 55 miles per hour. Winds gusting up to 25 miles per hour.

A chance of rain for much of next week. Less than a tenth of an inch of precipitation is expected. Temperatures rising to near 44 by 10 a.m., then falling to around 36 during the remainder of the day. A wind change from a northerly to southerly direction will help boost temperatures to around 41 degrees in the afternoon.

  • Tracy Ferguson