Temperatures have cooled off quite a bit this evening and now we have that liquid rain coming in the next few hours. It’s pretty obvious that we’re going to see some ice on roads in much of the metro area for the Friday AM commute. That’s because temps have cooled off more than I expected. Still, with temps only dropping to right around freezing overnight for much of the metro area, we should be able to get that ice off the roads relatively quickly midday with more rain arriving.
If you live east of I-205 near the Gorge of course the ice is going to be slower to melt, as we see in just about every freezing rain event. The east wind will finally end tomorrow night and then a warming south wind pushes us above freezing Saturday.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen