It isn’t going to warm up very much in western Oregon over the next few days. But other than a few passing flurries or snow showers, there isn’t any accumulating snow in the forecast, either. High temperatures will struggle to reach the mid-40’s through the weekend.
National Weather Service meteorologist Colby Neuman says the slow thaw is probably a good thing. “If we were to get a sudden warm-up right now with all of that snow on the ground, there would be some pretty big issues from flooding,” he said.
Neuman says the average high in the Eugene-area at this time of year is in the mid-50’s. He says a system could bring moisture back to the area by next Tuesday, but it will probably fall as rain in lower elevations.