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Holiday highway conditions look mostly good

You're not likely to experience a white Christmas this year if you live in East County or in the Portland area. But that's OK, because that also means you won't have much to worry about if you're driving to visit friends and family on the holiday.

The forecast for Christmas Eve in East County is rain with light wind, a daytime temperature in the mid 40s and a nighttime low in the upper 30s.

Christmas Day will be greeted with morning fog, light showers, sun breaks and a daytime high of 47.

The forecast for the West Columbia River Gorge through Christmas Day calls for temperatures above freezing and light showers.

The East Columbia River Gorge looks a little more harrowing, with travel conditions on Christmas Eve including light rain in the evening, fog after midnight with lows near 32, and a west wind blowing at 15 to 20 mph.

The East Columbia River Gorge on Christmas Day should have scattered rain showers, a daytime high in the mid to upper 40s with wind blowing at 10 to 15 mph.

If you're traveling over the Northern Oregon Cascades via Government Camp, expect an increasing possibility of snow showers beginning Wednesday afternoon as the snow level begins to drop and continuing through Christmas Day, with the heaviest accumulations occurring Friday.

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