The storm system that has been bringing rain to the Portland, Ore., area is weakening, but will bring more rain, some snow and colder air into Thursday.
"Overnight Wednesday, the low temperature will be in the mid- to upper 30s," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Andy Mussoline.
The overnight low on Tuesday was about 15 degrees warmer, at 45 degrees F.
Daytime temperatures on Thursday will struggle to reach the low 50s. Some lingering showers are also possible.
"A few inches of snow could accumulate in the Cascades at altitudes above 2,500 feet," Mussoline said. "Travel over the passes could be slippery early Thursday morning."
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Some weekend plans may be spoiled by lingering thunderstorms this weekend before calmer skies move in to kick off the new week.
Minneapolis will deal with rounds of thunderstorms before potentially calmer skies move in over the weekend.
Japan and South Korea face tropical floods into this weekend; the danger of a typhoon looms for next week.
A three-year-old boy died near Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon after becoming trapped in a car outside of house, according to the Associated Press, as high heat gripped the area.
“Sharknado” fans who live in fear of a shark-filled tornado can rest easy, the idea still remains completely implausible. However, the weather has been known to cause several head-scratching events, ranging from seemingly apocalyptic to downright bizarre.
Scituate, MA (1769)
Hail fell 12" deep and remained on the ground for 30 hours.
Cherrapunji, India (1861)
A total of 366.14" of rain fell during July (world record for 1 month). Cherrapunji also holds world record rainfall for a 12-month period: 1,041.78" from August 1, 1860 to July 31, 1861.
Baker, FL (1949)
(East of Crestview, FL) Lightning struck a baseball diamond, digging a ditch 20 feet long in the infield, killing the shortstop, third baseman and injuring 50 people in a crowd of 300.