Portland, Ore. It comes before Portland’s second snow day this week.
Snowfall will increase for the Portland metro area beginning Saturday at 11 p.m.
Snowfall totals from the first few snowflakes through Sunday morning are expected to be close to 0.5-2 inches in downtown Portland. The heaviest snow will be north of Burnside and east of I-205. Elevations above 500 feet can see 2-4 inches of snow.
Scattered snow and rain throughout the day on Sunday. Temperatures will stay in the mid-40s. A few snowflakes may come down throughout the weekend, but some may be lost to snowmelt. However, colder areas that still have snow will accumulate.
The difference with this storm compared to last week is the temperature and the way the system is moving across the region. A cold front will move relatively quickly over the region Saturday night into Sunday. It is not expected to stall like Wednesday’s low pressure system earlier in the week. That should help pull warm southerly air into the Portland metro area Saturday night. Temperatures will still drop to freezing, but conditions won’t be as cold as Oregon and Washington saw last week on Wednesday and Thursday.
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