I’m not working today, but figured I should check in and let you know that we’re in the clear now. NO FREEZING RAIN THIS FRIDAY AM, or at least nothing that will freeze on roads. There have been a few reports of a windshield or deck getting a brief icing, but that’s it. We knew today was going to be a close call: a clear night with temps below freezing followed by rain arriving at sunrise.
The good news is that clouds arrived a few hours ago and temperatures have risen to or above freezing. ALL METRO ROAD SENSORS SHOW PAVEMENT TEMPS WELL ABOVE FREEZING. East wind has also ended so no new “supply” of chilly air is on the way. Enjoy the return to cool & showery weather without the wind!
Speaking of wind…it’s gone! As forecast the easterly gradient is down to almost nothing this morning after 11 days of strong east wind. Relax and enjoy the quiet if you live in/near the western Gorge. But don’t worry, our old friend (East Wind) will likely be back for Christmas Weekend.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen