A strong system is set to move through the area tonight into tomorrow. Ahead of the storm, the National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for the western slopes of the Cascades until 6 p.m. Monday. A combination of heavy snowfall and strong winds will cause blowing snow and may reduce visibility to less than 1/4 mile. Snow levels will be near 1,500 feet tonight; snow accumulation will be 1-2 feet above 3,000 feet and 2-3 feet above 4,000 feet.
A High Wind Warning has also been issued for Western Oregon. The strongest winds will be along the coast; beaches and headlands can expect sustained winds 35-50 mph with gusts 70-85 mph. Coastal and Coast Range communities can expect winds 30-45 mph with gusts 55-70 mph. The Willamette Valley and Cascade foothills can expect winds 30-45 mph with gusts 50-60 mph.
Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn