Those heading over the Cascades today will find mostly rain on the roadways. The air-mass across the state will still be too warm to support much snowfall at the pass levels. Though rain will be heavy and visibility will be low. In Central Oregon, showers will be off and on all day with daytime highs still reaching the upper 40s. Gusty winds will continue across the High Desert tomorrow as well.
Tomorrow is when rain will start to turn to snowfall. Those heading over the mountains will be dealing with accumulating snowfall and freezing road ways. If you’re planning to travel over the passes on Saturday give yourself extra time to take is slow through the passes. Snowfall will be less over Santiam pass than it will be near Mount Hood.
Lower elevations on tomorrow will see some light snowfall as well, but accumulations will be little to none. Daytime highs will range mostly in the mid to lower 30s. Winds will be gusty in the morning and calming through the afternoon.