Arctic Air May Bring Snow

Dec 3, 2013

‘Tis the season for cold, and by Friday, arctic air might mix with moisture to bring snow to the Willamette Valley.

Steve Pierce is with the American Meteorological Society. He says this week’s chilly weather has been heading our way from Alaska.

Pierce: “That’s now sliding down across the entire Willamette Valley today and will be in place by this evening. People will notice the temperatures will drop substantially tonight as colder drier air moves over the area.”

Pierce says high temperatures will barely be above freezing for the remainder of the week. By Thursday night or Friday, precipitation may come in on top of the cold air, which Pierce says could mean snow all the way down to sea level. After that, another wave of arctic air is predicted for the weekend, which may bring low temperatures in the teens.