PORTLAND -- Gusts, combined with falling and blowing snow, created low visibility and blizzard conditions in the Cascades Friday, with a winter storm warning in effect through late Saturday afternoon.
Another 1 to 2 feet of snow was expected through Saturday, KGW Chief Meteorologist Matt Zaffino said.
Showers and a few sunbreaks were on tap for Saturday.
Snow levels will be around 2,500 to 3,000 feet Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
"Fifteen to 25 inches of new snow are likely at Cascade ski areas from Friday through Saturday morning," Zaffino said. "An Avalanche Watch is also up for the Cascades as the new snow will make back-country conditions dangerous"
"The snow level will bottom out around 1,000 feet Saturday," Zaffino said.
At the Coast, showers and sunbreaks are also taking over.
Zaffino said rain and mountain snow was expected to return Sunday night and Monday with the snow level hovering around 2,000 feet.
Drier weather and temperatures in the 50s were forecast later in the week, Zaffino said.