Arctic Air Mass to Bring Freezing Temperatures This Week


Dangerously cold temperatures are expected this week throughout the Lower Columbia Basin.

According to the National Weather Service out of Pendleton, an arctic air mass is expected to bring significantly colder temperatures to the region beginning tonight and continuing into next weekend.

High temperatures mainly in the teens and 20s and overnight lows in the single digits and teens are forecast for today through Saturday morning. Wind chills at night will range from the single digits above zero to 10 below zero.

With these very cold temperatures, frost bite and hypothermia will occur much faster. If outdoors, remember to dress in layers and cover exposed skin. Uncovered pipes will be susceptible to freezing and bursting. A slow moderating trend is expected to begin on Thursday with the potential for wintry weather that will continue into Saturday.