Long day…so a quick post.
Lots of freezing rain this evening, in fact it was pouring at times over our area. Radar implies the rain should be tapering off the next few hours. Then renewed showers during the Monday morning commute. Temperatures are ever so slowly rising, in fact the lowest elevations are all within 2 degrees of freezing in the metro area. That tells me two things:
- Main freeways are in pretty good shape for the morning commute…just scattered icy areas.
- It won’t take much to melt off most areas away from the Gorge during the daytime Monday. In the Gorge it’ll stay frozen and areas like Troutdale/Gresham/Washougal will only partially melt.
As a result I think the evening commute will be just fine for us…a cloudy day with a few light showers…that’s it.
Be careful driving out there tonight/tomorrow!
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen