EUGENE, Ore. -- It was a cold start to the day across western Oregon, with many locations below freezing. Temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 50s this afternoon with plenty of sunshine.
Monday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
Tuesday: Cold start. Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.
Wednesday: Cold start. Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.
Thursday: Frost. Sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 50s.
Friday: Sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 50s.
Saturday: Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s and low 60s.
Tonight, an Arctic front moves into the area from the East, pushing over the Cascades after midnight. This will rapidly increase winds along the Cascade crest, and eventually allow gusty winds to spread into the Willamette Valley and along the coast.
Winds could gust into the 30 to 40 mph range along the higher terrain and further north in the Portland area.
The main story will be the frigid temperatures that will spread into the area tonight, and especially Wednesday morning. Temperatures will drop into the low 20s, with upper teens not out of the question in typically colder spots.
Wednesday morning brings a chance of record lows across the area as temperatures drop into the low to mid 20s inland and low 30s along the coast.
Cold morning lows will last throughout the rest of the work week with clear skies.
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