As a train of storms continues to move off the Pacific Ocean, colder air will press farther south over the weekend into the Portland area.
Temperatures will dip to their lowest levels of the season so far during the day and night this weekend. High temperatures will be in the 50s. Temperatures can dip close to 40 degrees at night.
While it will not get cold enough to snow in the Portland area Saturday and Sunday, the event will bring the lowest snow levels of the season so far throughout the Northwest.
During the weekend, snow levels will dip to near 3,000 feet on the southern Washington Cascades and to near 4,000 feet on average over the Oregon Cascades.
It will snow at pass level. The first slushy accumulation is possible on roadways in the high country.
Temperatures will not be in a hurry to bounce back early next week.
A change in the weather pattern will turn off arctic air invasions and allow the March sun to go to work over much of the central and northeastern United States next week.
People across the Midwest and Northeast will be bundling up as the first week of March comes to a close due to a southward push of arctic air.
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A spring fever alert is being issued for the United Kingdom and western Europe this weekend with April-like warmth set to surge in.
In the wake of a storm that brought heavy snow to the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area on Thursday, colder air moving in will cause a freeze-up of wet and slushy areas.
East Coast (1962)
Great Atlantic Coast Storm caused over $200 million damage from New England to Florida. Major shoreline erosion from Long Island to North Carolina from 40 foot waves, 70 mph winds. Deep snow piled up in Virginia Mountains. Big Meadows/Blue Ridge Mts. (6th-7th) had 42.0" of snow, greatest 24 hour snowfall.
Winnipeg, Manitoba (1983)
Severe ice storm in the city and over southern Manitoba. Winnipeg International Airport closed until the 8th and several TV towers collapsed.
Heat Wave Location New Record Old Record Corpus, Christi 99 91/1930 (warmest ever for so early in the season) San Antonio 100 91/1916 (warmest ever for so early in the season and also a March record)