A Winter Storm Watch for heavy snow has been posted by the National Weather Service and is in effect from morning through late night for the Coast Range and the Central Willamette Valley. From 3 to 8 inches are possible in the Coast Range, and 3 to 6 inches in the Willamette Valley.
This just in from Weatherman Chris Burns:
Here’s an update this afternoon (3:00pm) on the rapidly evolving weather situation and the increasing probability of snow on the Central Coast.
The National Weather Service says Lincoln and Lane Counties are now “in the cross-hairs” for a possible snow event beginning tonight and lasting through tomorrow night, maybe into early Friday. They’re having a difficult time predicting accumulations and exact timing, but it does appear we could have some measure of snow on the ground by late tonight. Snow accumulation is exceedingly problematic to project for our area. So rather than pin it down, the best guess right now is somewhere between a dusting and four inches of snow by tomorrow night. There is also a chance that the snow may change to freezing rain at some point during this event, so heads-up for a Wintery mix and hazardous driving conditions over the next 48 hours.