Portland Weekend Cold Snap

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
October 19, 2012; 6:08 AM
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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.

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