The National Weather Service is predicting rain and a drop in temperatures this weekend in Oregon. The "Pineapple Express" weather pattern is a subtropical moisture pocket that follows the jet stream, and many times, ends up hitting the northwest. Clinton Rocky is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland. He says snow isn't likely in the high country Friday or Saturday, but…
Rocky: "It looks like, at this point in time, snow levels will be down around 5,000 feet by late Sunday afternoon, so we finally will start seeing some sticking snow's in the higher peaks. And Sunday night and Monday, we're going to be cool enough, and the snow level is down low, so we could be seeing some minor accumulations on Santiam and Willamette Pass."
The Oregon Department of Transportation recommends getting your car ready for winter by checking your wiper blades, tires, and defrosters. Motorists traveling the Cascades are advised to carry chains.
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