Justin’s Monday Night Forecast Discussion:
We saw a little bit of everything today that’s now changing to all snow tonight and into early Tuesday. Most of Western Oregon is under a Winter Weather Advisory tonight through early Tuesday afternoon. The break down of who sees how much snow is here:
A lot of what falls tonight won’t stick for long, but as we get close to dawn, roads may be slippery and icy for your morning commute. Lows are likely going to fall to near or just below freezing, but temps should rise above freezing soon after sunrise.
Tomorrow afternoon, we’ll transition back to all rain showers and breaks as snow lines will rise above the valley floor to around 1000 feet. Foothills and mountains will still see snow and accumulating snow through early afternoon. Pass travelers should avoid heading out if you can, but if you have to, be ready for extreme conditions and heavy snow at times.
Tuesday night will see the exit of this system and the entrance of the next one. There’s a chance we may still be dealing with some wintry precipitation into early Wed. as the cold air will still be in the valley. But snow lines will rise quickly back near the Passes by Wednesday afternoon. A strong storm is likely bringing high winds and heavy rain to the coast, valley and feet of snow in the mountains. We may also see another shot at some wintry weather on the back end of that system early Thursday morning. With the rain melting all the foothill snow, some coast range rivers may start to swell by the end of the week. We’ll be watching.
Have a great Tuesday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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