Will it snow? 'Current potential of 1 to 3 inches'

Will it snow? 'Current potential of 1 to 3 inches'

EUGENE, Ore. - The snow missed Eugene, but not the mountains: Willamette Pass got 3 inches; Santiam Summit got 6; Timberline Lodge got 10.

But it's going to be cold this week.

Like record-setting cold.

And it's going to feel even colder: the windchill factor will make 20 F feel like single-digits.


However, it's going to remain dry.

Until Thursday.

Then ...

Forecasters say there is a considerable amount of uncertainty at this point, but they see snow falling overnight Thursday into Friday down to the valley floor.

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And the current outlook calls for the most snow to fall south of Corvallis in places like Eugene, Florence and Roseburg.

Here's what's taking shape:

An area of low pressure setting up off the coast of Oregon will help send some Pacific moisture on shore as freezing temperatures persist.

That's a recipe for snow.

"Models continue to show a disturbance sliding down the coast in the flow, arriving later Thursday night and moving inland over southwest Oregon on Friday," forecasters said Tuesday. "Moisture is limited, but low likely to pick up enough off the Pacific to compensate.

"Current potential of 1 to 3 inches for areas south of Newport to Corvallis to Santiam Pass, with heaviest over the Coast Range and Cascade foothills of Lane County."

As always, stay tuned to the weather forecast for updates - and try to stay warm.