Published: Fri, February 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Weather service talking snow, again, for Tri-Cities

Weather service talking snow, again, for Tri-Cities

Monday: An 80 percent chance of snow before 10 a.m., rain and snow 10 a.m.to 11 a.m., then rain after 11 a.m., high near 43.

After a generally mild start to the year, the Willamette Valley might be hit by a cold snap early next week, with temperatures in Eugene dropping to around 28 early Monday morning, and 21 early Tuesday, the National Weather Service forecasts.

Due to the timing, we're calling this a "Low Impact", but if the storm trends stronger, amounts may warrant an upgrade to "Moderate Impact".

Very early analysis of the radar shows that by Saturday night a mostly a rain event will move into areas south and east of D.C., a snowy / rain mix could move into the District and parts north and west of the city could see heavier snow. Snowfall will increase in the mountains Wednesday night, and winter storm warnings and advisories will be in effect from Wednesday evening to Friday morning.

Sunday night the low could drop to 22 degrees.

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Plowable snow (several inches) possible but too soon to say how much.

Accuweather forecasters put the chance for more than 3 inches just above 30 percent (and the chance for less than 1 inch at about 20 percent). High: mid/upper 50s. Near 60 if we get a bit of sun.

"Please travel with care and give school buses and snow plows extra room this morning", he said.

The weather service said Saturday and Sunday will also be sunny with highs in the lower to mid-40s.

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