'We will likely see the first snow showers of the season'

'We will likely see the first snow showers of the season'

ROSEBURG, Ore. - If - and it's still an "if" - cool air from the Gulf of Alaska plunges far enough south this week, the Cascades might see the first snow of the season Saturday.

"We will likely see the first snow showers of the season getting down to some of the mountain passes this weekend," a National Weather Forecaster wrote Wednesday. "At this point it does not appear to be a major snow event for the Cascades, a few inches at most - just enough to whet the appetite for snow season in the Cascades."

"We will likely see the first snow showers of the season getting down to some of the mountain passes this weekend," a forecaster wrote. "At this point it does not appear to be a major snow event for the Cascades, a few inches at most - just enough to whet the appetite for snow season in the Cascades."

And those conditions might stick around for a few days.

"The models indicate that snow levels will remain down near the Cascade passes, potentially dropping even a bit lower at times," a forecaster described the extended forecast.

"All in all, expect cloudy and damp conditions with temps running several degrees below normal."

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