KATU Weather Forecast

Thursday, December 18th 6:00 PM

A cold front headed to the Pacific Northwest will bring increasing rain tonight.

Rain will increase overnight as a more organized storm system makes its way across the region. Rain totals could push over .33" by Friday morning. Snow levels will remain at or near pass level, 1" to 4" of snow is possible in the mountains.

Rain turns to showers on Friday before a series of very strong storms sweep across the area. This weekend we'll have very heavy rain 2" to 5" possible. More on the coast and in the Cascades.  Some area rivers might be at risk of flooding.

Long range models point to drier and mild weather near Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Tonights low 43

Fridays high 52