EUGENE, Ore. -- It was another rainy and snowy start in Western Oregon, but most showers will be done by around noon as the current cold front moves off to the east.
Isolated snow showers will likely continue near the passes the rest of the afternoon. Mostly cloudy skies with sun breaks are likely for Thursday afternoon with high temperatures in the low to middle 40s.
Thursday: AM Iso. Showers then mostly cloudy. Snow level 1,500 ft. Highs in low 40s.
Friday: Iso. showers. Snow level 500, rising to 2,000 ft. Highs in mid 40s
Saturday: Rain. Snow level 3,500 ft, increasing to 5,000. Highs in mid to upper 40s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy w/ slight chance. Snow level 4,500 ft, increasing to 5,500. Highs near 50.
Monday: Chance of rain. Snow level 5,000. Highs near 50.
Tuesday: Rain likely. Snow level 4,500 ft. Highs near 50.
Wednesday: Rain likely. Snow level 3,500 ft. Highs near 50.
There will be a piece of the upper-level atmospheric energy that swings through on Friday. This will cause an increase in shower activity. The snow level will be rather close to valley floor on Friday morning as temperatures will be near freezing. It will be possible to see a few flakes (but no promises). Right now, little to no accumulation is expected.
Isolated showers will likely continue Friday afternoon as the warm front of the next mid-latitude cyclone moves ashore. Snow levels will likely rise to near 2,000 feet by the afternoon and will continue to rise to 5,500 feet by Sunday as milder air moves into the region.
The next mid-latitude cyclone comes ashore on Saturday, bringing another burst of rain and mountain snow. The higher elevations of the Cascades will likely pick up another foot of snow with this system. The rest of the weekend will be rather quiet. The next storm system will bring more rain and mountain snow on Tuesday.
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