The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory early Wednesday morning until 10 a.m. Thursday for a region of Oregon that includes Philomath.

According to the NWS Portland office, snow accumulations of up to 2 inches are possible with 2-4 inches in areas above 500 feet in central and southern portions of the Willamette Valley.

Philomath’s elevation averages about 282 feet.

Slippery road conditions could affect morning and evening commutes and the NWS advises motorists to slow down and use caution while traveling.

The Philomath School District announced Wednesday morning that all schools were open with Blodgett School buses running on morning snow routes and Kings Valley Charter School opening two hours late.

The Weather Channel’s forecast for Philomath shows a chance of snow showers Wednesday morning from 8-10 a.m., and then after a break in precipitation, rain from around noon-5 p.m. The forecast shows snow beginning to fall this evening at around 6 p.m. and continuing overnight.