A snowstorm will pummel the Oregon Cascades and Coast Range the weekend of Feb. 17, 2018. Some could reach the valley floor.

A snowstorm will pummel the Oregon Cascades and Coast Range the weekend of Feb. 17, 2018. Some could reach the valley floor.

Anna Reed/Statesman Journal

A system of cool weather is expected to bring significant snow to Oregon’s mountains and even some onto the Willamette Valley floor this weekend, forecasters said. 

Hazardous conditions are expected on Cascade Range passes throughout the holiday weekend, with high winds and a “whiteout” expected Saturday afternoon and into Sunday. 

Snow could fall on the valley floor Sunday evening, although how much accumulates is hard to say, National Weather Service meteorologist Laurel McCoy said. 

The most likely scenario is that valley cities, including Salem, along with towns on the Oregon Coast, will get one or two inches of snow, officials said.

Read the full story at the Statesman Journal.