A cold front will continue to move through the region today and once it clears our area we’ll see some clearing of the skies, but it’s short-lived. A stronger cold front associated with the jetstream moves into our area tomorrow and the cold airmass will remain present in our region through the weekend. Tomorrow we’ll see snow start to fall in the morning in the mountains and east of the Cascades as snow level will drop to 2,000 feet tomorrow night with local areas dropping to 1,500 feet. We won’t see much snow accumulation on roadways tomorrow as snow will melt at first, but overnight ground temperatures will be able to cool to the freezing point and that’s when we can see snow on the roadways.
We have a winter weather advisory for Curry and Josephine tomorrow from 4am to 7pm expecting 1″-3″ of snow below 3000′ and above we could see 4″-8.” Mountain passes will likely be impacted with snow, ice and low visibility, including I-5, the Sexton Summit and Highway 199. Be aware of the winter weather and drive safely and slowly and keep your headlights on as visibility may be compromised at times.
Stay tuned to Newswatch 12 for your winter weather updates and road conditions. For local road reports head to the ‘Weather Links,’ I’ll also be updating my Facebook and Twitter with local reports and ODOT’s road reports.
Thanks for logging on and have a great day!
Meteorologist Megan Parry