Driving home from holiday visits might be a bit tricky, but not impossible, this weekend.
In Eastern Oregon rain is predicted to fall through the weekend as temperatures rise to the 30s and 40s, while they fall to around freezing at night. This will cause snow and ice to warm and melt during the day, then freeze again at night, said Marilyn Lohmann, a National Weather Service forecaster in Pendleton.
"It'll be a continued melt and thaw cycle pretty much each day, or continued melting," she said. "Things will probably be messy in the lower basin and foothills area for several days."
She said during the day the snow often will turn to slush.
"Low profile vehicles will have a hard time moving through," she said.
On the Oregon Department of Transportation's Web site, TripCheck.com, it listed black ice and ground fog in Hermiston on Friday morning.
On Interstate 84 in the Pendleton area, the road had packed snow, as well as to the east over Cabbage Hill and La Grande into Ladd Canyon. To the west toward Arlington it listed ground fog and spots of ice. In The Dalles, spots of ice remained but ODOT didn't list any fog. Hood River and Troutdale listed packed snow on the road with intermittent showers.
For up-to-date weather information visit TripCheck.com, or call 5-1-1.