Winter dumps snow and a little something extra
The skies grew gray and the precipitation that forecasters had been calling for arrived Thursday afternoon to the Canby and Molalla areas.
But the rain soon gave way to something else - snow and freezing rain.
When Canby residents got their day going Friday morning, there was a nice layer of white on the ground, about an inch or so, but under it was something a bit more ominous - a crust of ice.
Towns to the south were hit less severely, with Molalla seeing only a small amount of both Thursday.
The combination of snow, ice and Friday's temperature not rising above freezing sets up an interesting run into Saturday.
A larger, wetter storm is forecast for the area begininng Friday afternoon and could bring with it many more inches of snow in the Portland-Metro area, but also the threat of much more freezing rain down into the valley.
Forecasters are calling for anywhere from 2 to 6 more inches of snow in the Metro area, though the boundary of where that may end continues to move. Down the valley, the forecast is for a little snow, but more freezing rain.
Sould it be more ice than snow, there could be danger of power lines or tree limbs falling due to the weight of the ice.
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