Here is a synopsis (very brief) of what I think will happen the next 36 hours. I sent this note to the newsroom.
Sorry about the bold formatting; a bit hard to read.
Not much happening between now and tomorrow afternoon. Just colder and windy as the east wind starts ramping up out of the Gorge…
Here are the main points: 1. It’s looking less and less like a “storm” and more like a
few hours of freezing rain tomorrow night.
2. Forget about snow…it appears far more likely we’ll start
with ice pellets or freezing rain.
3. It’s going to warm up very quickly Wednesday morning.
Then many days of very warm rain follow.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear, windy, colder…25-30
TUESDAY: Clouding up, colder…36
TUESDAY EVENING (probably AFTER commute): Areas of light freezing rain develop…
could be spotty the first few hours, could mix with snow or ice pellets too.
TUESDAY OVERNIGHT: Areas of freezing rain, this should be the “slipperiest” time.
Temps hover around freezing.
WEDNESDAY AM: Leftover icy spots, but IT MIGHT NOT BE A BIG ISSUE? We’ll see.
WEDNESDAY MIDDAY-PM: Warm, windy, rainy…high near 50! THURSDAY-SUNDAY: Rain at times…highs near 50 each day
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen