The snow that’s falling today won’t be sticking around, but the cold temperatures will be.
The National Weather Service reports arctic air is moving south into Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington and promises some of the coldest temperatures this winter season.
The forecast calls for temperatures to be at least 15 to 20 degrees below normal in most areas by Wednesday and Thursday. High temperatures will be in the teens and 20s by midweek with overnight lows ranging from single digits in the lower elevations to as low as 5 to 10 degrees below zero in the mountains.
Tonight’s low is expected to be around 18 degrees with a high on Tuesday of around 24 (but with sunshine!). Then things really start to get c-c-c-cold with an overnight low of 7 degrees forecast for Hermiston on Tuesday night and Wednesday night.
Temperatures won’t begin to get anywhere near the 30s until Sunday when the high is expected to reach 32 – with a chance of snow.