Rain showers will continue Saturday. We've already had close to 1" of rain since Friday morning and an additional 0.25" can be expected. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Cascades above 3,500 feet. Snowfall will be 5-10" before midnight Saturday.
The classrooms at Blodgett Elementary School sat empty Friday after a storm caused outages all around town. The school's principal says they lost power around 10:30 a.m. Thursday and let kids out of class shortly after that.
Highway 242 is officially closed for the season. Half a foot of snow covered the highway by mid-afternoon Thursday, and another eight to ten feet is expected through Friday. ODOT says it's just too difficult to maintain during the winter months.
The Central Cascades saw the first snowfall of the season Saturday night, but the snow is already starting to melt. Road conditions along Highway 58 remained slick Sunday - but not icy. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for elevations above 4,000 feet until 5 p.m. Sunday