'Enough moisture and low snow levels to keep things chaotic'

EUGENE, Ore. - A winter storm will hit Oregon with snow and wind this week, forecasters said.

Snow levels are expected to fall to 500 to 1000 feet, potentially disrupting travel in parts of the Willamette Valley on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

"This storm system isn't going anywhere for the next couple of days," Seth Wayne from KVAL Weather said. "There's enough moisture and low snow levels to keep things chaotic until at least Thursday morning."

The storm is expected to deliver up to 2 feet to the Cascades on Wednesday and Thursday, disrupting travel over the mountain passes and giving the ski season another injection of snow.

Snow could fall to the valley floor, but forecasters said accumulations will be light and spotty.

High winds are expected on the coast, with gusts up to 70 mph possible.

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