Threat of freezing rain gone in Portland area


by Staff

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 4:47 AM

PORTLAND - Temperatures were warm enough in the Portland Metro area to douse threats of possible freezing rain that had loomed earlier in the day, according to KGW Chief Meteorologist Matt Zaffino.

 "For the valleys, it's mainly light rain, ending around 7 pm. Temperatures will continue to modify and climb farther above freezing," Zaffino said.

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A Winter Weather Advisory was still in effect until 9 p.m. for the Columbia River Gorge.

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Zaffino said if there are enough breaks in the clouds, fog will form by Thursday morning but temperatures will remain above freezing.

"Rain will return Thursday night and Friday, with showers continuing over the weekend," he added. "The snow level will be around 2,500 feet over the weekend."

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Anyone seeking shelter during the freezing temperatures was asked to call 211. A list of shelters was also released by Multnomah County.

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