Thursday November 26th
Cold, dry and very windy Thanksgiving weekend ahead...
A ridge of high pressure building over the Pacific Northwest will bring a sunny but very chilly Thanksgiving. Clear skies will remain in the forecast with temperatures greadually warming out of the 20's into the low 40's for the afternoon.
East winds will pick up in the Columbia River Gorge. Gusts will top 40 mph Thursday afternoon and could reach 50 mph by Friday. Expect bone-chilling wind chill temperatures in the teens and single digits.
Skies will remain sunny through the weekend with afternoon temperatures in the middle to upper 40s, and overnight lows in the 20's.
The only issues for area roads will be in the Cascades and Central Oregon. Highway travel there will be slowed by snow that will remain on the ground. Cold and dry weather will remain in place through at least early next week. Some computer models are hinting at a chance of rain next Tuesday at the earliest.
Thursday High: 40-45
Thursday Night Low: 20-30