In this Thursday, Dec. 4, 2016, file photo, a truck drives on the highway in the snow on the Columbia River in Bend, Ore.
The winter weather conditions are expected to continue into next week, according to officials in the state, where motorists are stuck on the Oregon Coast Highway between Portland and Salem.
Authorities are predicting that drivers on the state’s coastal highway will see more snow on Thursday and into next weekend, even as the temperature continues to dip into the 30s.
(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) The storm system will bring snow and ice, especially on the Northwest Highway in Portland, according the National Weather Service.
Snow can also fall on other stretches of road.
In Oregon, the forecast calls for up to 5 inches of snowfall for much of the state in the next two to three days, including the coastal coast, as well as a possible high of 10 inches, forecasters said.
In addition, the snowfall totals for the next couple of days will be in the single digits for much.
Snowfall totals will also be in double digits in the central and northern Oregon.
Snow accumulations will likely begin as early as Friday morning, when the snow will begin to melt, according National Weather Services meteorologist David Zalman.