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."
As the skies darken Monday night, stargazers will have the chance to witness the streaking glow of the Ursid Meteor Shower, which will radiate from near Polaris.
While prospects for a white Christmas are grim along the I-95 corridor, many communities from the Great Lakes to the Rockies should enjoy the desired snowy scene for the holiday.
The wet weather pattern across the Seattle area will continue through the week, creating poor travel conditions in the region ahead of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
People who are dreaming of a white Christmas across the interior Northwest may see their dreams come true this year as another storm impacts the region.
Several fast-moving storm systems will bring windy and wet weather to the British Isles and northern Europe.
A storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create ground and flight delays.
Chicago, IL (1993)
Only 0.2" of snow to this point in the season an all time low for so late in the season.
Marquette, MI (2000)
113.3" of snow to this point in the season.
Portland, MI (2001)
34 consecutive days with measurable rainfall.