Get set everybody it's going to be a very, very active week in the weather. A lot of people will be on the go later this week. Many of you will be taking to the roads, rails and sky for Christmas vacation. With several storms headed for the region over the next few days, deteriorating weather might slow down a lot of travelers-especially if you're driving over any mountain passes.
I'm forecasting three storms will reach the Oregon & Washington coasts by weeks end. Each system will bring lots of rain, wind and mountain snow. None of the storms will be as bad as last months wind storm, but each has the potentual to cause problems. For most the biggest issue will be driving over the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain passes. This weekend we'll be measuring new snow in feet, not inches!
By Thursday cold air will arrive and drive snow levels briefly fall as low as 1000 feet. We won't see any sticking snow in here in Portland, but rain snow mix may fall on windshields. Snow levels will climb above 2000 feet Friday but remain below pass level through next week.