By News-Register staff • 

Winter storm watch issued for today and Friday

The National Weather Service in Portland has downgraded the chances of snow issued a winter storm watch for this afternoon through Friday.

The forecast says freezing rain may be mixed with plain ol' rain and roads may turn icy for this evening's commute.

Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing tonight night, and the mix of snow, sleet, rain and freezing rain is expected to continue overnight and into Friday evening.