Portland, Oregon weather forecast for Tuesday, March 8

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – We had a pleasant three-day stretch of sunshine and mild temperatures, but that drops today as a disturbance sets in.

You will wake up to low clouds and even patches of fog. There won’t be much rain in the morning, but we can’t rule out a few showers north of Portland, Washington. Cowlitz County will be on the front line for showers.

Weather models are also projecting some moisture for areas of the lower Columbia Basin at sunrise. This may mean snowfall for the eastern Oregon mountain range. For those who need to travel on I-84 east to Idaho, be prepared for snow.

Browse the charts below to get a visual idea of ​​today’s predictions. A noticeable difference in the afternoon, as moisture seeps into Multnomah County and the North Cascades. This will be the wettest time of the day. When you leave the house in the morning, you will want to take a rain jacket for the afternoon.

There won’t be much rain south of the Portland area until later in the day. The cold front will be more beneficial for the mountains than the Willamette Valley.

Late Tuesday night is expected to be more active than earlier in the day. Futurecast has rain as far south as Eugene. This is when the mountains will pick up more snow. Government camp and passes through the Cascades are expected to pick up four to eight inches of snow.

Find out the difference between South Portland and Salem by Tuesday night. Weather patterns have over a quarter inch of rain around Portland. Little to no measurable rain from South Salem. These rainfall totals will increase Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning as the system moves south. Temperatures today are going to be in the upper 40s. It’s 5 to 10 degrees colder than Monday’s forecast. The weather pattern will change for a few days after the system crosses Oregon.

Dale D. Schrum