Here we snow again: Whiteouts in mountains, whitecaps on coast, wet inland

EUGENE, Ore. - Winter will make a comeback this week as a series of increasingly stronger storms bring snow to the mountains and high surf to the coast, National Weather Service forecasters said.

The wettest and wildest storm is expected overnight Friday, with snow levels down to 1,000 feet or lower by Saturday morning, forecasters said.

The first storms wash ashore Wednesday night and again on Thursday, with snow levels between 1,000 and 2,000 feet expected to bring snow to the Cascade and Coastal mountains.

"A few inches of snow are expected with each system, but amounts are not expected to be out of the ordinary," forecasters said.

The strongest storm of the week is forecast to move in Friday.

"This storm has potential to produce rather strong winds over the coastal waters and along the coast with breezy to windy conditions inland as well. Dangerous surf will also be possible, particularly on the jetties," forecasters said. "Friday's storm is also expected to have a much better tap of moisture and may produce the highest rainfall amounts this area has seen since late January.

"Snow levels are expected to rise a bit on Friday but likely stay below the main Cascade passes, then fall dramatically Friday night to near 1000 feet or possibly lower by early Saturday," forecasters said. "Substantial snow amounts and windy whiteout conditions are possible in the Cascades with this storm."

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