By News-Register staff • 

Time to break out the long underwear

Now would be a good time to unearth the long underwear from the bottom of the drawer; the weather is about to turn arctic.

The forecast calls from lows in the 20s or even the teens for the next four nights, with daytime temperatures in the 30s, gusty winds and a threat of freezing fog just to liven things up.

An arctic front blowing down through Washington is bringing in the coldest weather so far this season, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.

Winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour are expected to affect the entire region through Tuesday.

A warning of possible snow mixed with rain Monday morning largely failed to materialize, and with things expected to dry out with the arrival of the cold air, no snow is predicted in the valley for the rest of the week.

A wind chill warning is in effect for the high Cascades, where winds will drive temperatures low enough to cause frostbite in 15 to 30 minutes.

In the valley, wind chills “will likely push zero at times” in the Portland-Metro area, the weather service warned, “with single digits and teens elsewhere in the lowlands.”


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