National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Heavy rain and mountain snow across the northwestern U.S. this weekend

A Pacific storm system will continue to impact the Pacific Northwest through late Sunday. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding, river and small stream flooding, as well as mudslides and debris flows, especially over burn scars. At higher elevations, strong winds and heavy snowfall, with accumulations of 1 to 3 feet, could result in hazardous travel through mountain passes.
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Current Conditions

Lower Hells Canyon/Salmon River Region

Zone Forecast

  • Today Rain likely in the morning...then rain showers likely in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Highs in the 40s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the morning.
  • Tonight Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s. South winds 15 to 20 mph.
  • Monday Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain and snow showers. Highs in the 30s to mid 40s.
  • Monday Night Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s to lower 30s.
  • Tuesday Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s.
  • Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers in the evening...then slight chance of rain after midnight. Chance of precipitation 20 percent. Lows in the 30s.
  • Wednesday Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain and snow. Highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
  • Wednesday Night Chance of valley rain with mountain snow likely. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. Lows in the mid 20s to lower 30s.
  • Christmas Day Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow showers. Highs in the upper 20s to lower 40s.
  • Thursday Night Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain and snow showers. Lows 12 to 19.
  • Friday Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s to mid 30s.
  • Friday Night Mostly cloudy. Lows 19 to 26.
  • Saturday Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the upper 20s to mid 30s.