'Plan on difficult travel conditions': Snow in forecast for SW Oregon

"Our next system will bring a pretty healthy swath of snow across the Cascades and southern Oregon overall," the National Weather Service said. "Right now the forecast is calling for snow levels to fall to 2000 feet right along the front, which should allow snow to accumulate on some of the lower passes along I-5. In addition, the higher passes along I-5 and the Cascades will see 6-12 inches overall. Crater lake will see the most snow as we’re forecasting 16 inches of snow. East of the Cascades are also expected to see 8 to 12 inches of snow near Chemult and Crescent. As colder air settles in on Wednesday morning, snow levels will dip even further down to 1300 feet giving us the potential for minor accumulations in the Rogue Valley and areas in the Illinois valley."

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO! Forecast | Traffic Conditions | Road Cameras | Closures

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Snow is possible Tuesday afternoon overnight into Wednesday for eastern Douglas County and much of Southwest Oregon.

"Heavy snow above 2500 feet expected. Light to moderate snow above 2000 feet expected," the National Weather Service in Medford said in a Winter Storm Warning. "Total snow accumulations above 2500 feet 3 to 6 inches inches with localized amounts up to 10 inches are expected. Snow accumulations above 2000 feet of 1 to 3 inches with localized amounts of 5 inches possible."

The Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the eastern Douglas County Foothills, including Tiller Trail Highway.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Interstate 5 between Grants Pass and Roseburg; and Ashland to Siskiyou Summit. | ODOT CAMERAS

RELATED | Heavy snow in forecast for Cascades: 'Plan on difficult travel conditions'

"Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute on Tuesday," forecasters cautioned. "Look for significant reductions in visibility at times."

The heaviest snowfall is forecast to happen between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off