Snow on the Central Coast is due to arrive at a location near you sometime this evening, according to the National Weather Service in Portland. The snow will accompany a strong cold front that will make the rest of the week quite chilly with temperatures dropping into the low thirties at the coast and down into the twenties inland bringing an inch of snow on the coast and up to three inches in the coastal mountain passes. Of course driving will be very treacherous everywhere with black ice common at night. Snow off and on through Tuesday morning, then turning to showers for the rest of the week. Substantial winds are expected to accompany the storm fronts.
A steady snowfall is predicted for the Cascades, making travel across them difficult. Accumulations of up to a foot are possible. Snow will fall in the Columbia Gorge through Tuesday night, then turning to a very cold rain by Wednesday morning lasting through the end of the week.
Keep your NOAA Weather Alert Radio handy.