NBCRightNow.com - The official start of Winter is still a month away but you won't have to wait long to feel winter-like conditions in Washington and Oregon.
Overnight lows are expected to fall into the teens and in some upper elevation spots into the single digits into Thursday. That's partially due to cold air moving in from Canada. This air mass is pushing out the warm, subtropical air that brought warmer than normal temperatures to the region earlier this week.
High pressure should keep most of the cloud cover away but this will also leave the region cold overnight (due to the lack of cloud cover through the afternoon).
According to meteorologists at the National Weather Service office in Pendleton, it's not just overnight lows that will be cold. "We're expecting temperatures during the day for the next couple of days, for Thursday and Friday, to really struggle to get out of the 30s for afternoon highs," says meteorologist Mike Vescio. "So even during the day it's going to be pretty cold too. It's really going to feel like winter the next few days, at least."
Remember to dress in layers including a winter coat, gloves and even a hat (remember, you lose most of your body heat through your head)!
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