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Published on February 23, 2024
Portland Anticipates Weather Whiplash with Sunny Days, Rain, and Potential Snow Showers AheadSource: Google Street View

Portland, Oregon is bracing for a mix of weather patterns in the coming days, ranging from sunny skies to potential snow showers, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Today’s sunny disposition is expected to give way to increasing clouds tonight, with a low temperature dropping to around 38 degrees.

NWS Portland reports light winds from the northnorthwest in the evening, between 3 to 5 mph. The clear skies will not last through the weekend. Saturday forecasts a partly sunny day, with temperatures peaking near 54 degrees and northwest winds holding steady at about 6 mph, locals can expect a slight change as Sunday approaches.

A significant chance of rain is on the Sunday menu after 10 am, with an 80 percent likelihood and new precipitation amounts ranging between a tenth and a quarter of an inch possible. "Rain, mainly after 10am. High near 52. South southwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible," the NWS detailed report says. Snow levels are also anticipated to drop, reaching down to 1900 feet after midnight.

The weather rigmarole continues into the week with Monday showing promise for showers and potential thunderstorms in the afternoon. "Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4 pm. Snow level 1100 feet. High near 45. Chance of precipitation is 100%," NWS Portland details. A possibility of mixed precipitation is likely Monday night, with rain, snow showers, and the chance of thunder with the snow level plummeting to 700 feet.

Entering into Tuesday, morning rain could mix with snow showers, with the snow level starting at 800 feet before rising in the afternoon. The sporadic weather persists into midweek, with rain forecasts extending through Wednesday and into Thursday, accompanied by breezy conditions and fluctuating snow levels.

For the latest weather updates and detailed forecasts, Portland residents can stay informed by visiting the NWS Portland Oregon website.