Snow in places this morning; big storm brewing for the northwest

PORTLAND, Ore. - A storm developing over the North Pacific is set to reach the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, bringing with it a host of potential problems depending on where you live.

National Weather Service meteorologists say the storm will likely bring strong winds to the coast on Sunday afternoon with gusty winds possible inland.

The Cascades could also see heavy snow on Sunday night. People along the coast should also expect rough seas, the NWS said.

Many people at higher elevations around Northern Oregon woke up to a dusting of snow on Saturday morning, including at the higher elevations around the Portland Metro area.

With an elevation of around 1,200 feet, the Eugene south hills saw mixed rain and snow flurries.

Parts of the Coast Range and other high-elevation spots around the valley saw some snow, but tempratures should remain warmer in the Willamette Valley, the NWS reports.

KATU reporter Lincoln Graves was driving along Hwy 26 on the way to Seaside on Saturday morning and reports at least two inches of snow at the passes.

The NWS also reports that "significant" snow fall is possible on Saturday afternoon in the Cascades continuing through the next several days.

Lots of reports of snow & rain mix coming in. Sticking & accumulating above 1500' heaviest snow of season in Cascades.Windy coast Sunday.

Dave Salesky (@SaleskyKATU) December 15, 2012