Is it going to snow Friday? Forecasters don't know

EUGENE, Ore. - Forecasters are uncertain about the intensity of a wintry mix of snow, sleet or freezing rain in the forecast for the Friday morning commute in southern and central Willamette Valley.

The event will likely be short-lived and more pronounced in the Portland area, the National Weather Service said Thursday.

"Precipitation will probably begin as light snow sometime between 3 a.m. and and 8 a.m.," forecasters said in a special weather statement Thursday. "Any snow will be brief and could transition to a sleet and snow mix.

"There is a slight chance of brief freezing rain during the morning, mainly for the central valley. The winter mix will change rapidly to rain sometime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m."

Your best bet - check the forecast and watch your local morning TV news for the latest on Friday. If schools are affected, you can check for school delays and closures online.