Eastern Columbia River Gorge of Washington
... Winter mix and potentially significant snow accumulations
possible late Thursday through late Friday...
A Pacific winter storm will move across the region Thursday
evening and Friday... bringing precipitation to the two state region.
Most of the mountain locations will see snow with this
storm... with between 4 to 6 inches possible along the Blue
Mountains and the east slopes of the Cascades. However... in the
lower valleys... temperatures will be near or just below freezing
with a warm layer of air above the surface. This may lead to a mix
of rain... freezing rain... sleet and snow. The greatest potential
for the winter mix will be in Washington and along the Columbia
River gorge where temperatures are expected to be colder.
Precipitation amounts are expected to be fairly light but it does
not take much ice to create hazardous conditions. If you are
planning on traveling Thursday into Friday or being outdoors... please
continue to monitor forecasts from the National Weather Service as
this event unfolds.