The Banks Fire District. Photo by Brenda Schaffer.
NW OREGON - "Plan on snow and ice covered roads tonight and Saturday."
That's the message in a Winter Weather Advisory issued by the Portland branch of the National Weather Service (NWS) for much of NW Oregon, calling for anywhere from 2 - 4 inches of snow on the valley floor to 4 - 7 inches at higher elevations in the Coast Range from Friday evening to Saturday night.
According to the Portland NWS, the forecast could see temperatures drop below freezing during the evening commute, with snow starting to fall around 7 p.m. Friday and continuing until 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The Portland NWS calls for caution while driving and warns of low visibility during expected snowfall.
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