The Portland metro area could see between a dusting and up to four inches of snow Monday night, depending on location.
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland metro area could see between a dusting of snow and up to four inches Monday night, depending on location, according to KGW meteorologist Rod Hill.
Snow levels will start to drop around 6 p.m. Monday, with sticking snow near 1,000 feet. Those levels are expected to drop to 500 feet a couple hours later and then to 200 feet by 10 a.m., Hill reports.
Sticking snow and accumulation throughout the Portland metro area “will be scattered,” Hill said, between a dusting in many places to four inches in the metro hills. “Elevations near 1,000 feet may see higher amounts,” up to six inches, Hill said.
The temperatures in downtown Portland are expected to stay in the mid-30s, but if it gets colder than that Monday night, downtown Portland could see sticking snow, Hill said.
Salem, Cascades and coast range
Outside of Portland, the Salem area and other parts of the valley should see light accumulations of snow through Monday night.
There will be a lot of snow in the Cascades, up to a foot “with mountain passes becoming snow covered during the day Monday,” Hill said.
On the coast range, highways will see rain throughout the morning before turning to snow Monday afternoon. Hill said coast range highways could see six to eight inches of snow through Monday night.
The snow should end Tuesday morning with a return to dry weather Wednesday, but not before a hard freeze Tuesday night as temperatures drop into the mid-20s.