LONGVIEW — The National Weather Service in Portland has issued advisories for residents in northern Oregon and the Cascades, warning of expected heavy snowfall.
A weather advisory has been issued from 10 a.m. Thursday to 4 p.m. Friday for residents of Northern Oregon communities, the Coldwater Ridge Visitors Center, Mount St. Helens, and Wind River Valley in the South Washington Cascades.
The second advisory, a Winter Storm Warning, will be in effect from 4 a.m. Friday until 4 p.m. Saturday for the same areas, from as north as Randle and Cougar to as south as Willamette Pass in Oregon.
Areas above 3,000 feet should expect heavy snowfall from four to nine inches during this period. Areas above 4,500 feet could experience as much as 10 to 30 inches of snow, possibly even 40 inches. Additionally, wind gusts as high as 50 mph are expected.
The agency has warned traveling in these areas may be challenging.