A multi-faceted and long-duration winter weather scenario is to begin this afternoon, and is expected to last through Sunday. National Weather Service Hydrologist Marilyn Lohmann says the first storm is caused by a low-pressure system in California. She said, “Over the Blue Mountains there probably will be amounts from three to five inches, with one to two inches in the lower elevations.”
The second storm will follow right on the first one’s heels, due to hit Saturday, and is much stronger than the first one, resulting in significant accumulations. Through Sunday, the National Weather Service expects around 3 to 5 inches of snow in even the lowest elevations of the forecast region. Keep up with current road and travel conditions at ODOT’s TripCheck.com.