A series of Pacific storms will bring a mix of frozen wintry precipitation to much of the region tonight into Friday. Another round of frozen wintery precipitation will spread across portions of the region Friday night into Saturday. With the next storm arriving Friday night, there is high potential for significant ice accumulations in the Coast Range, Willapa Hills and across the Central Willamette Valley and perhaps across the southern Portland metro. There is also high potential of significant snowfall for inland areas from Cowlitz River Valley to the Portland/Vancouver metro area, and areas to the east through the Columbia River Gorge and Hood River Valley.
THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST FRIDAY. * WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Rain will become snow and freezing rain west and north of Salem in the evening. Any snow and/or freezing rain should be minimal to the south and east of Salem. Total snow accumulations up to 2 inches and ice accumulations of one to two tenths of an inch are possible. Heaviest ice and snow accumulations will be to the west and north of Salem. * WHERE...Central Willamette Valley. * WHEN...From 4 PM this afternoon to noon PST Friday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be challenging at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.