A cold front is approaching the Oregon coast and spreading precipitation inland, but reports indicate the rain and snow so far is sparse.

A cold front is approaching the Oregon coast and spreading precipitation inland, but reports indicate the rain and snow so far is sparse.

The National Weather Service forecast said that although satellite and radar images show the front moving in, precipitation isn't reaching the ground in most places yet.

As of 11 a.m., scattered snow showers were seen in Josephine County. They were expected to continue through the afternoon, but less than half an inch of snow was expected to accumulate, a short-term forecast for the county said.

In the Rogue Valley, rain is increasingly likely as the afternoon progresses, and become even more probable overnight, the forecast said. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid to upper 30s, so warnings about freezing have been lifted.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for the Southern Oregon Cascades and Siskiyous, with about 5 inches of snow expected by Wednesday. Wind and snow might hamper visibility and make driving difficult, the advisory warned.