Salem residents can expect snowy mornings this weekend starting Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
A strong cold front on Thursday will bring “unseasonably cold air” into northwest Oregon, with snow most likely to accumulate in the late night and early morning hours, the agency said in an early morning statement.
The weather service’s latest reading at McNary Field as of 2 p.m. forecasts snow each morning through Sunday. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.
Rain and snow showers are expected Friday until 10 a.m., then rain. Some thunder is also possible, with a high near 47 degrees and winds of 8 to 11 miles per hour.
More rain and snow showers are likely and some thunder is possible after midnight Friday, with a low around 34 degrees and winds of 6 to 9 miles per hour.
Those conditions are expected to continue until noon Saturday, with a high near 47 degrees winds of 6 to 8 miles per hour.
The agency is forecasting a chance of rain showers before 2 a.m. Sunday, then a chance of rain and snow showers. A low around 35 degrees is expected.
There will be a chance of rain and snow showers until 11 a.m. Sunday, then a chance of rain showers. The afternoon is forecasted to be partly sunny with a high near 50.
Contact reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian: [email protected] or 503-929-3053.
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Ardeshir Tabrizian has covered criminal justice and housing for Salem Reporter since September 2021. As an Oregon native, his award-winning watchdog journalism has traversed the state. He has done reporting for The Oregonian, Eugene Weekly and Malheur Enterprise.