Well…I guess I shouldn’t have said NO precipitation, maybe a little?
Looks like the band of precip is still holding together this morning! Precipitation reported as far as the southwest side of the metro area at this hour. It’s not much, but you can see a healthier band still holding together coming up through Marion County. Not sure if it’ll survive the dry outflow of the Gorge…we’ll see.
So far a mix of ice pellets and freezing rain reports off to the southwest around Eugene/Corvallis…that part was expected.
Temperatures are cold enough for anything that falls to “stick” for another hour or so, except where the easterly wind has temperatures above freezing. I see the ODOT road temperatures at Sunset Transit Center, 99E at Oregon City, & I205/Division are a bit too warm for stickage/freezing, in the mid 30s.
What a perfect setup with a crystal clear/cold night, then precip arrives immediately with the cloud cover right after sunrise. It’s still sunny on the eastside of the metro area!
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Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen