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  • Coming Down With The Cold

    Snowfall expected to return Saturday, giving valley the chills
  • Snow could reach the valley floor on Saturday as another winter storm pushes into Southern Oregon, weather officials said.
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  • Snow could reach the valley floor on Saturday as another winter storm pushes into Southern Oregon, weather officials said.
    However, this round of winter weather won't be as dramatic as the storms that hit in December, according to the National Weather Service.
    Snow was expected to fall Thursday night, he said, but should have disappeared by this morning and shouldn't hamper anyone's commute.
    About three-tenths of an inch of snowfall was reported in Medford Thursday, with about half an inch in Ashland.
    Thursday's snowfall prompted a two-hour delay for the Butte Falls School District.
    Higher elevations did see some significant accumulation. Howard Prairie received 7 inches of snow overnight, NWS officials reported Thursday. Mount Ashland received 5 inches in the previous 24 hours.
    The snowy weather heading our way Saturday will bring low temperatures expected to drop slightly below freezing, leaving possible icy spots on bridges and overpasses, National Weather Service meteorologist Sven Nelaimischkies said.
    "(The Oregon Department of Transportation) is usually really good about spraying the roadways, but there might be patches of black ice out there Friday morning," National Weather Service meteorologist Sven Nelaimischkies said.
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