Here’s the latest:
This is pretty much what I sent out to the newsroom this afternoon, so it’s quite a bit “lighter” than what you normally see on the weather blog, but at least it gets the info out quickly. I’ll do something more in depth around 9pm. I only have one request…PLEASE LET THE NAM COME INTO AGREEMENT WITH THE GFS, ECMWF, and GEM!
Looks like everyone got to see some snow whether it was in the air, or a trace or more on the ground. Several reports of 1,000’+ areas getting 2-4”.
Showers wind down after sunset, and we’ll be all or mainly dry through midday Monday. Best chance for more than a dusting will be farther south, maybe in Salem. But ANYONE could still wake up to a dusting of white. Whatever is wet this evening will likely freeze tonight, expect icy spots tomorrow morning, possibly even hidden under a dusting of snow.
Snow showers pick up a little tomorrow afternoon and into Tuesday morning. They should be quite light; combine that with a milder southerly wind and I think it’s possible we don’t actually get any more accumulation after a dusting tonight here in the city. To be on the safe side, I’m going to say a Trace to 1” possible again tomorrow night, but my gut tells me it could just be wet Tuesday morning with a breezy south wind blowing due to a new low having developed up to our north.
Past Tuesday morning, it should just be on to rain at the lowest elevations, and lots of it through the end of the week.
I should point out that one of our models (only one) has it cold enough for quite a snowstorm late Tuesday through Wednesday morning, but I’m not buying into that for now.
TONIGHT: Snow showers end, freeze most areas…27. Flurries and a dusting still possible
MONDAY: Mainly dry morning, then afternoon/evening snow showers, turning breezy…39 Trace-2” mainly near/above 1,000’ later.
MONDAY NIGHT: Light snow/rain showers…34 Snow level lifts to around 1,000’…1-3” up there.
TUESDAY: Mainly rain, turning heavy late in day…40 Snow level lifts to 2,000’ P.M.
WEDNESDAY: Rainy and windy, much warmer…52
THURSDAY-FRIDAY: Stormy, plenty of rain and wind…50
SATURDAY-SUNDAY: Light showers, cooler…40-45
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen