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Wet Weather Means Travel Chaos in NW (VIDEO)

Additional snowfall from the Cascades, southward through the Sierra and mountain ranges farther inland will be pounded with snow the balance of the weekend into early next week.

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Images and video courtesy: Accuweather.com

(SALEM, Ore.) - The constant barrage of winter weather has created travel chaos in the Pacific Northwest. Interstate 90, the main east-west highway in Washington state, finally opened Saturday morning after an avalanche Wednesday buried the highway over Snoqualmie Pass.

Other mountain roads remain snow-packed and icy. A mixture of rain and snow was falling at sea level in the Portland, Ore., area Saturday evening.

In Salem, expect a Saturday night low of 33 degrees that Accuweather.com forecasters say will feel more like 21 °F. Also look for considerable clouds and windy conditions with rain tapering off.

Sunday will see a high of 44 °F locally with variable cloudiness and a brief shower or two. Sunday night will bring a low of 31 degrees, the night will be mostly cloudy with a little rain.

Additional snowfall from the Cascades, southward through the Sierra and mountain ranges farther inland will be pounded with snow the balance of the weekend into early next week. The heaviest of which will target areas from California through Utah and Arizona.

This latest storm arriving this weekend is expected to produce rain and windy conditions in Southern California and Arizona, with some of the rain affecting outdoor Super Bowl festivities Sunday.

As the storm and its circulation move away by Monday, shifting winds to the north and northeast may trigger a weak Santa Ana event over Southern California.

Meanwhile, temperatures into next week will remain on the cool side of normal for the beginning of February.

Catch this weather travel advisory video from Accuweather.com for the latest information from the Northwest and beyond:

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Source: Accuweather.com




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