GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. – Mount Hood got its first flakes of the season Tuesday and snow levels will likely drop to 5,000 feet overnight, according to KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill.
The Timberline live cam showed light flakes falling around 5 p.m.
The Oregon Department of Transportation said it was not sending road crews to the mountain, since ice accumulation was not expected.
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In the lower elevations, people were reporting everything from lightning strikes and hail in the Portland Metro area Tuesday night to possible funnel clouds near Longview and Newberg.
“Expect heavy showers from time to time through this evening,” Hill said. “Temperatures will hold between 55 to 60 degrees.”
The added that showers will be most numerous near the mountains Wednesday, while the coast and metro valley will see partly cloudy skies with only a few showers.