It's Going To Be A White Christmas In Oregon

Dec 22, 2015

It's going to be a white Christmas in the mountain ranges of Oregon. And the Eugene-Springfield area might even get some snow.

A wet and cold storm system is pummeling Oregon just as people head out to visit family and friends for the holidays. The Cascade Mountains and Central Oregon will be getting a lot of snow.

Andy Bryant with the National Weather Service in Portland says travelers should be cautious at the higher elevations in the coast range where snow will be piling up.

The Eugene/Springfield area will get a mix of rain and snow on Christmas Eve.

Bryant: "So it's certainly not out of the question that folks would see some snowflakes on Christmas morning. At this point we don’t expect any significant accumulation down to the valley floor, but if you're up in elevation at all 500 to 1,000 feet you might see a little bit of accumulation."

Bryant says the coast will have high seas and surf as well as more coastal flooding. The lower sections of Highway 101 and other roadways could be impacted.