National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Unseasonably cold temperatures spreading into central U.S.

A strong cold front will usher a much colder air mass into the central and eastern U.S. for the end of the work week. Temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees below average in some areas. Rain and snow will be possible across the Great Lakes on Friday as the system crosses the area. Heavy snow is possible in the central Appalachians Friday night.
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Current Conditions

Greater Portland Metro Area

Zone Forecast

  • Today Rain in the morning...then showers likely in the afternoon. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail. Highs around 55. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Rainfall amounts around a quarter of an inch...except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Tonight Partly cloudy with a chance of showers in the evening... Then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows 40 to 45. Light wind. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
  • Saturday Partly sunny. Patchy morning fog. Slight chance of showers in the morning...then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs 50 to 55. Light wind. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy in the evening...then mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Lows around 45. Light wind.
  • Sunday Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs 50 to 55. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
  • Sunday Night Rain likely. Lows around 50. Chance of rain 70 percent.
  • Monday Rain likely. Highs around 55. Chance of rain 70 percent.
  • Monday Night Rain. Lows 50 to 55. Chance of rain 80 percent.
  • Tuesday Rain. Highs around 55. Chance of rain 80 percent.
  • Tuesday Night Rain likely. Lows 50 to 55. Chance of rain 70 percent.
  • Wednesday Rain likely. Highs 60 to 65. Chance of rain 60 percent.
  • Wednesday Night Rain likely. Lows 50 to 55. Chance of rain 60 percent.
  • Thursday Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs around 60.