Heavy snow continued overnight across the area as our storm pivots around the area to the east. Radar shows bands of moderate to heavy snow continuing into this morning in certain spots, mainly the northeastern half of the region closest to the storm itself. Snow will slowly taper off from south to north today, with flakes continuing to fall in the mountains all the way through tomorrow. Additional accumulations will range from a coating-2″ southwest of Portland to 4-8″ in the mountains.
Even as steady snow tapers off today, watch for the development of locally strong snow squalls that will produce brief but intense bursts of heavy snow, gusty winds, and reduced visibility. Winds will be gusty today in southern areas, especially for areas near the shoreline. This will result in some areas of blowing snow, even after the flakes stop flying. Calmer conditions are expected closer to the enter of the low up in the mountains.