Friday, December 6th, 7 PM
The coldest weather in years is settling in. Strong winds will bring wind chills down to dangerous levels.
**Wind Advisory in effect for the Portland Metro Area through 6 AM Saturday - winds will gust to 35 mph and even stronger for eastern Multnomah County and the Columbia Gorge**
**Wind Chill Warning for the Columbia River Gorge with wind chills down near 0**
Skies are starting to clear across northern Oregon this evening, and temps are going to fall like a rock overnight, down into the teens. Extreme wind chills in the gorge will be dangerously cold overnight and into tomorrow.
Saturday will bring plenty of sunshine but the mercury won't climb above the freezing mark except perhaps right at the coast. Sunday will be dry and cold with slightly warmer temperatures, but still way bolow the averages.
As we transition back to a wetter pattern Tuesday or Wednesday next week, we may see a very messy mix of rain, freezing rain, and/or snow. We are keeping a close eye on the situation and will update you through the weekend.
Meteorologist Nick O'Kelly