Published: Thu, February 22, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Weekend weather: Winter conditions to continue over region

Weekend weather: Winter conditions to continue over region

As the temperatures teeter close to the freezing mark throughout the day and night, periods of rain, freezing rain, and even sleet are likely.

The National Weather Service said the area will see increasing clouds today, with a high near 28.

Cold, winter-like weather will continue through the end of this week and into the weekend.

Those who must drive are advised to slow down, carry tire chains and wear warm clothes.

Temperatures in Eugene are expected to reach a high of about 40 degrees Wednesday, according to the weather service.

Cold snap could bring snow next week say Met Office
There is an increased threat of wintry precipitation in the form of showers. The polar vortex is a current of air 50 kilometres above the North Pole.

Tonight, snow and sleet, possibly mixed with freezing rain, is possible before 3 a.m., then freezing rain is possible, perhaps mixed with sleet, according to the weather service. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. The low will be around 26 with an east northeast wind of 9 to 11 miles per hour. Up to 1 inch of new snow is possible. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Meteorologists anticipated 2 to 4 inches of snow falling in Oregon's largest city, mostly between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Freezing drizzle could develop over the area as the accumulating winter precipitation shifts north during the morning hours on Thursday.

Saturday: Snow likely before noon, then a chance of rain and snow between noon and 1 p.m., then a chance of rain after 1 p.m.

Tuesday: A chance of snow before 10 a.m., then rain and snow.

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