Rain has been VERY light so far, with steadier precipitation up north near Longview. We’re seeing scattered showers right now mainly developing on the east side of the metro area. I see several moving right over the Western Gorge with temps at 31 in Corbett, 29 at Vista House, and 28 at Cape Horn. Anything that falls out there will freeze on contact; drive carefully the rest of the night! Showers will pick up the next few hours too adding to a general glaze coating on all objects. We’ll see if it goes to snow from Cascade Locks eastward the next few hours when the showers arrive.
Once again, it’ll be too warm in the metro area for freezing rain.
Did you see the TV tower temp jump the past few hours? At 1,800′ it went from 30.5 degrees at 2:30pm to 41 degrees at 5pm! That assures the only precip type we’ll see west of the Cascades (and in the western Gorge).
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen