Snow on the way in Portland? The ingredients might just be there Sunday

(Rosemarie Stein/Staff)

It’s been an unusually warm winter so far, but there’s a chance Portland will see a sprinkling of the white stuff come Sunday evening.

The forecast for that day calls for a low of 28 degrees. And with the National Weather Service saying showers are likely during the day — and that there’s a chance of snow showers overnight — it might just be a white President’s Day in the valley. But KGW’s Matt Zaffino says he’s not sure the precipitation will come. And that’s the deciding factor in this case.

Of course, some smartphone weather apps just show a shining yellow sun accompanying a high of 40 and low of 24 for Monday. Is this a sign? Probably not, NWS has told us in the past.

"More than likely those apps just load a model run," NWS meteorologist David Bishop told The Oregonian/OregonLive last month. "And it’s never looked at by a human."

If there’s snow on Sunday evening or early Monday, President’s Day would be the second holiday in the Portland area to witness a bit of snowfall this month alone. Early on Wednesday, some folks in the hills were treated to a light dusting, which was gone by the afternoon.

According to NWS, below-freezing temperatures should dominate Monday and Tuesday evenings. And, at least on iPhones, Thursday — still a long ways away — bears a snow icon next to a high of 44 and a low of 34. But we’re not falling for it this time.

–Eder Campuzano | 503.221.4344

Clouds dominate the skies early Saturday as the National Weather Service forecast calls for sun later in the day on Feb. 10, 2018.

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