Tonight And Tomorrow Morning: Best chance of snow so far this year! An area of low pressure is forecasted to move onshore tonight, pumping in moist air throughout Western Oregon. But with freezing air in place (22-25°), any precipitation that develops will be coming down as snow! Models continue to agree that the likely areas of snow will be along the coast into the coastal mountains and in the valley from Salem southward through Medford. Exact snow accumulations will all depend on the exact trajectory of this low. Forecast calls for 1-3" of snow for the inland valleys and the coast, 3-6" for the Coast Range and Cascade Foothills, and up to 10" for the higher Cascades. We will be live through the morning with the latest information on the first snow event of the year.
Friday Afternoon: Snow chances will remain likely through the afternoon, followed by a gradual drying trend. Highs will remain near to below freezing temps, in the mid to low 30s.
Saturday-Monday: Sunny and dry conditions through the weekend. But don't let that sun fool you, as highs will remain in the upper 20s to low 30s and overnight lows in the low teens and single digits (which could break records once again!
Tuesday-Wednesday: A slight chance of rain returns with mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be slightly warmer, with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s.
Updated by Chief Meteorologist Candace Campos at 8:00pm on Thursday, December 5th, 2013!