Coast Range, Snow, Weather

National Weather Service: Snow likely Thursday and Friday

Snowfall in Gales Creek's portion of the Oregon Coast Range. Photo by Josh Doss

NW OREGON - The Portland branch of the National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement on Wednesday afternoon predicting snowfall at lower elevations in NW Oregon on Thursday evening and Friday morning (February 7 - 8), extending into the weekend and potentially though next week.

The agency said that for many low-elevation locations, little accumulation of snowfall is expected. However, a steadier snow band could develop Thursday night which could result in a "dusting to up to one inch of snow on the ground by Friday morning," according to the statement.

At this point, temperatures could be cold enough for snow to stick to paved surfaces, leading to a slick Friday morning commute.

As Friday progresses, snow levels are expected to rise, with . . .

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