Portland Metro Saturday Weather: Rain, it is inevitable

Portland Metro Saturday Weather: Rain, it is inevitable

Sunny weather will return for Thursday, and long-term models are holding out for the possibility of frozen precipitation - probably in the form of wet snow accompanied by rain - on Friday and Saturday, depending on the strength and path of an expected polar vortex.

After several days of icy temperatures last week, and a milder weekend, forecasters are predicting the mercury will plunge again later this week, with the chance of wintry showers for many places. The chance of precipitation Sunday night is 90 percent. Southeast wind 7 to 9 miles per hour.

Saturday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 26, according to the weather service.

Tuesday night, it will be mostly clear with a high of 30, according to the weather service, and a west wind of 6 to 13 miles per hour.

Friday, the high will be near 36 with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said. It will be cloudy through mid-morning, then gradually clearing, with a high of 69. The chance of snow is placed by the forecasters at 40 percent. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. The overnight low is expected to be near 19.

Portland Metro Saturday Weather: Rain, it is inevitable

The overnight low is expected to be near 29.

"By Friday the United Kingdom will be in an Arctic Maritime air mass with temperatures across the country staying in low single figures by day and below freezing by night".

Met Office forecaster Mark Wilson told the Metro: "The first low pressure area sees windy conditions for the whole of the United Kingdom on Wednesday into Thursday, with gusts approaching 55 miles per hour near south coasts and 60 miles per hour near west coasts".

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42.

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