Snow in forecast? For some, meteorologists predict

By Laura McVicker, Columbian staff writer

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Is that snow in the forecast?

Some Clark County residents living in higher elevations may get a dusting tonight, forecasters predict. Temperatures are expected to drop to the lower 30s as a cold front moves in.

However, the colder weather may be short-lived, as Wednesday is predicted to bring temperatures back in the mid-40s.

Here's the National Weather Service's special statement:

DRAMATICALLY LOWER SNOW LEVELS OVER SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON TUESDAY...

A COLD UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL SWEEP ACROSS SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON TUESDAY...DROPPING THE SNOW LEVELS TO AROUND 1500 FEET...AND POSSIBLY CLOSE TO 1000 FEET AT TIMES IN HEAVIER SHOWERS. THIS WILL BRING SNOW TO THE CASCADES...THE COAST RANGE...AND THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS. FROM 1 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE COAST RANGE...1 TO 3 INCHES IN THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS...AND 2 TO 5 INCHES IN THE CASCADES. ONLY LIGHT AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED

ACROSS THE COASTAL PASSES.

IF YOU MUST TRAVEL INTO THE MOUNTAINS ON TUESDAY...BE SURE TO

CHECK THE LATEST FORECASTS AND CHECK ON ROAD CONDITIONS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BEFORE YOU DEPART.