Very impressive preformance by numerical weather models today!
Heavy snow in the foothills, very little in the lowest elevations around the Portland Metro area, heavy snow to the valley floor central and south valley too.
Right now the main action is from Salem to Eugene with the heavy snowfall…5-8″ down there! As the NWS says, a historic spring snowstorm in the Valley.
More accumulation down south all day, the precip changes back to snow (briefly) here in the Metro area sometime after 8pm, but with little additional accumulation.
Here in the Metro Area, it’s doubtful we’ll see anything other than a dusting overnight. In fact temps stay above freezing down in Salem. I don’t think we’ll have major issues for the Thursday Morning Commute.
Roads look clear enough, so I’m on vacation now through next week for Spring Break.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen