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Winter Weather Moves In

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METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Most of Oregon is looking like a winter wonderland on this Tuesday, one week before Christmas. The valley floor has seen anywhere from a trace to 2″ with much more in the hills and in the Cascades.

Check out photos from around western Oregon here.

As temperatures warm mid day, we’ll start to see more and more rain, mixed with the snow. Showers will continue off and on into the evening. The freezing level will climb to about 1,000 feet Tuesday afternoon before falling back down to about 500 feet Tuesday night.

Wednesday morning will likely start with wintry mix across western Oregon, before changing back to rain Wednesday afternoon. 0-2″ of snow is possible once again to the valley floor.  Click here for a list of local elevations.

The attention will then shift to the next big storm which is expected to impact all off western Oregon by Wednesday night. We’ll see a warm front, followed by a cold front which will bring in 2-3 inches of rain over a 36 hour period. This storm will also bring in strong winds for the coast and heavy snow for the Cascades.

The snow level will fluctuate between 2,000 and 3,000 feet for the remainder of the week. This means the passes will continue to see the snow pile up.

Stay tuned to KEZI 9 News for the latest on this developing winter storm, and as always, join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter! Send us your weather photos and let us know what the weather is like in your area. You can also upload weather pictures to our WxPix gallery here: KEZI.COM/Weather.

Have a great Tuesday and stay safe and warm!

-Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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