Last night when I noted how incredibly dry this month has been I neglected to point out that is has also turned out to be quite chilly. Seventeen days have averaged out below normal so far and the month as a whole is running about a degree below normal. Today really took the cake with a high temperature in Portland of 32 degrees. Thursday is looking to be a bit warmer with partly sunny skies but the month will go out on a bitterly cold note on Friday. An arctic cold front is going to move through our region Thursday night. Scattered snow showers or snow squalls will be possible with the frontal passage and then some of the coldest air we've seen in a long time promises to be here for Friday. Temperatures probably won't get above freezing that day despite plenty of sunshine and then the stage will be set for a very cold Friday night. An approaching warm front should put more clouds in the sky on Saturday and possibly kick off a few snow showers. The front is expected to move by us on Sunday bringing some relief from the cold weather that should continue into next week.