Quite a storm wrapping up in the Gulf of Alaska this evening! It’ll bottom out around 945-950mb tomorrow. The cold front with this system moves through Portland sometime after 6pm. Ahead of it we’ll see a good soaking and gusty southerly wind. Not a major storm by any means, but some high winds at the Coast and a rough evening commute inland.
Behind this storm we’ll see a near-constant feed of moisture from the west in the form of waves of showers. We’ll probably see constant snow in the mountains from Friday morning through Sunday morning. We get a break Sunday before a stronger cold front moves through Monday.
As of right now I don’t see anything that screams windstorm, flooding, or snow to low elevations in the next week. But the combination of rain, wind, and cooler daytime temps will give us a strong indication that our real winter weather is just weeks away.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen