Monday night could be Portland’s coldest in 2018

Snow on the ground in Portland on Feb. 19. (

Bundle up, Portland. It’s about to get cold. The National Weather Service in Portland is predicting temperatures on Monday night and Tuesday morning will drop into the low 20s.

“It will be cold,” Matthew Cullen, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Portland said over the phone Monday morning, “probably the coldest we’ve seen in 2018.”

Cullen said that while temperatures should begin to rise during the day on Monday, melting the snow on the ground in many areas, they will drop again, generally falling below freezing by 9 or 10 p.m.

Some warming expected today with clearing clouds and mostly sunny skies by afternoon. However, a VERY COLD night in store with temperatures dropping well into the 20s by sunrise Tuesday. #pdxtst #orwx #wawx

— NWS Portland (@NWSPortland) February 19, 2018

“We are expecting a very cold night,” he said, with temperatures in the Portland area between 20 and 25 degrees.

Cullen said how cold it will get will depend on where you are, with temperatures staying around 25 degrees in downtown Portland and getting closer to 20 degrees further out.

Here’s a zoomed in look for the Portland metro area at the Monday night/Tuesday morning low temperatures. Closer to 25degF in downtown Portland, but upper teens to around 20 possible in more outlying areas in Clark County and getting into the Cascade foothills. #orwx #pdxtst

— NWS Portland (@NWSPortland) February 19, 2018

While it will be cold, there shouldn’t be any precipitation beginning Monday afternoon and into the first part of Tuesday.

But, he added, “there could be another round of snow Tuesday night.”

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