Temperatures are on the incline across western Oregon and will result in a warmer Friday. Tonight’s temperatures should rise all night as well with the coldest point in the early evening. Icy roadways are not too likely for southern locations like Roseburg in Douglas county. While areas to the north—Eugene, Corvallis—might end up see some formation of ice as temperatures begin around freezing with a subtle warmup.
On the coast temperatures should hold out in the 50s tonight and see very little warming or cooling for Friday’s highs.
Thursday remains wet for the majority of the state. Temperatures should manage to reach the mid and upper 40s for lowland locations.
Snow will continue to fall in the cascades with the snow elevation rising to around 4,000 feet. Accumulations in the mountains will vary between 3-10” of new snow. ODOT requires travelers over the mountain passes to have traction tires, or chains with them. Expect traffic to move slowly with delays possible.
Come Friday wet weather persists and temperatures continue to warm. Upper 40s and lower 50s are on the way. The odds for any linger ice on the valley floors by Friday is exceedingly small. This weekend will not be as wet, but rain will still be present for some portions of the day. Highs will remain in the 40s as well.
Updated Thursday evening by meteorologist Travis Knudsen on December 8, 2016.
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