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

Western Columbia River Gorge

Zone Forecast

  • Tonight Rain. Lows 50 to 55. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent. Rainfall amounts a half to three quarters of an inch.
  • Friday Rain in the morning...then a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail. Highs 50 to 55. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Rainfall amounts a quarter to a half of an inch...except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Friday Night Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Colder. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail. Lows 40 to 45. Light wind. Chance of precipitation 50 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. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
  • Saturday Night Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows around 45. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
  • Sunday Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs 50 to 55.
  • Sunday Night Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Lows around 45.
  • Monday Rain likely. Highs around 55. Chance of rain 60 percent.
  • Monday Night Rain likely. Lows 50 to 55. Chance of rain 70 percent.
  • Tuesday Rain likely. Highs around 55. Chance of rain 70 percent.
  • Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows 50 to 55.
  • Wednesday Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs around 60.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows 50 to 55.
  • Thursday Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs 55 to 60.