It happens. The forecast in the Portland-Salem area called for precipitation and freezing temperatures last night, but this morning we awoke to driveable roadways, warmer temperatures, and in many cases, much less snow on the ground. So, we in Western Oregon dodged a bullet (unlike our friends in Washington). The weather forecasters warn, however, that we aren’t out of this yet. Temperatures have already started dropping again and will get below freezing about noon (and stay that way the next few days). Meanwhile, more precip is expected in the afternoon and maybe into tomorrow. A new storm is due to arrive Sunday. And according to Rufus LaLone, it’s hard to say what will happen Christmas week.
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