Oregonians are bracing for hot weather, with temperatures forecast to reach well into the 90s next week, even topping 100 in southern areas of the state.
Winter is normally cold, but tundra-like temperatures are soon poised to deliver a rare and potentially dangerous sledgehammer blow to much of the Midwest, driving temperatures so far below zero that records will shatter.
The National Weather Service reports .73 of an inch at Sea-Tac Airport broke the record of .59 set in 1948.
Forecasters say the latest cold front moving through Washington will bring rain showers but not too much snow, except in the mountains. And Seattle temps may be warming up!