COOS BAY, Ore. -- The National Weather Service is saying a strong cold front will be moving through the area on Wednesday, and it could affect the south coast.
According to the NOAA, the cold front could be dropping as much as 2-6 inches in the coast range and Cascades Wednesday night.
A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect for Coos County at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, and is expected to last through Thursday afternoon.
Although there is little to no accumulation on the coastline, you can still expect to see some snow later on Wednesday.
The cold front is expected to last into Friday, when the snow levels will then begin to rise even more.
Know Before You Go!
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR 316 AM PST WED JAN 9 2013.
LOW ELEVATION SNOW EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING... .A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA THIS MORNING INTO THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVELS START OUT NEAR 4500 FEET...THEN FALL TO NEAR 1500 FEET LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING.
SNOW LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO LOWER TO THE LOWER VALLEY FLOORS TONIGHT AS LIGHT SHOWERS CONTINUE.
SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON COAST-CURRY COUNTY COAST- 316 AM PST WED JAN 9 2013 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PST THURSDAY ABOVE 1000 FEET... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 1000 FEET REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PST THURSDAY.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 INCHES ARE EXPECTED THIS EVENING INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. * ELEVATION: ABOVE 1000 FEET.
LOWER ELEVATIONS NEAR THE COAST MAY EXPERIENCE BRIEF PERIODS OF SNOW MIXED WITH RAIN IN HEAVIER SHOWERS WITH NO ACCUMULATION EXPECTED.
* TIMING...WET SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. SNOW WILL DECREASE EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. HOWEVER ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THURSDAY. *
LOCATIONS INCLUDE: POWERS. * IMPACTS...SNOW WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ON AREA ROADS AND HIGHWAYS INCLUDING HIGHWAY 42...ESPECIALLY NEAR CAMAS MOUNTAIN. *
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.