PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Good news for those traveling this week for the Thanksgiving holiday: The weather is looking to cooperate! It does look to be fairly wet through the next 7 days, but the temperatures will keep the snow away from the mountain passes.
As of right now, temperatures in the forecast through Thanksgiving and into the weekend are well above seasonal average. Temperatures are usually in the low 50s, but this week highs will top out in the upper 50s and low 60s for the Portland metro area. These warm temperatures will translate to higher snow levels in the mountain passes.
A warm front is looking to push through our area this evening and Tuesday which is keeping the snow level around 7,000 feet. The front will bring plenty of rain to the valley, but snow levels will be well above the passes and major road ways.
The warm front is expected to stick around through Wednesday, keep the trend on track for valley rain and high mountain snow.
The next cold front will move in for Thanksgiving. This will push in more steady rainfall across SW Washington and NW Oregon. Temperatures will warm to the upper 50s and low 60s for Turkey Day, and we could approach record highs. Snow levels still looking to be well above the passes for traveling both Wednesday and Thursday, around 8,000 feet.
Traveling home on this weekend looks to be wet with temperatures slowly cooling down back to near seasonal conditions. Snow levels look to still remain above major pass levels.