A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect until 4 pm Saturday for the Central Oregon Coast… for freezing rain…sleet and heavy snow.
* Timing…a mixture freezing rain…sleet and snow has been observed along the coast Friday evening…and will continue at times through Friday night and much of Saturday. The winter precipitation may turn to rain later by Saturday.
* Accumulation…additional 1 to 2 inches of snow and up to a quarter inch of ice or more is possible tonight and again on Saturday.
* Locations include…Newport north to Lincoln City. Points south look to remain mostly rain.
* Impacts…freezing rain…or possibly snow…will make travel treacherous on coastal highways this afternoon into tonight before surface temperatures warm. Scattered power outages are likely as precipitation changes to freezing rain, bringing down tree limbs and possibly power lines.