Whither the weather: winter - or wither?

Whither the weather: winter - or wither?

EUGENE, Ore. - Forecasters downgraded the winter storm warning for Western Oregon to a winter weather advisory as the force of the storm proved less robust than anticipated.

The winter weather advisory remains in effect until 10 p.m. Thursday and means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties, the National Weather Service said.

Drivers should be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.

Forecasters said scattered snow showers will continue through Thursday evening and taper off overnight, delivering a trace to 2 inches of snow above 500 feet with little if any snow down to the valley floor. >>> Elevation data for the southern Willamette Valley

Roads could still be slick on Friday morning after unseasonably low overnight tempratures in the teens and 20s cause widespread refreezing problems on area roads.

That means school districts across Western Oregon may again cancel or delay classes.

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