A cold front will bring rain, snow and wind to the area through tonight that will be heavy at times. Snow levels will drop to 4,000 feet late tonight and travel will be impacted above this especially along highways 66, 140, 62 and 138 above 4,000 feet. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect above 5,000 feet for snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches above 5,000 feet and potentially as high as a foot above 6,000 feet. Be sure to check the Tripcheck website before heading out which you can find on the weather homepage under weather links, or dial 511 for road conditions while traveling.
Rain, wind and snow will ease up through the day Saturday with most activity at the coast and Cascades. Saturday afternoon and evening there is a chance for isolated thunderstorms, mainly at the coast with a slight chance for all inland areas. Thunderstorms can produce heavy rain, gusty winds and small hail. Sunday will be the more quite day of the weekend with only isolated showers, mainly at the coast and Cascades. Rain and wind return on Monday with an active storm pattern persisting for much of next week.
Meteorologist Megan Parry