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Forecasters expected snowflakes to start falling late Saturday night after a mass of cold air enveloped the region earlier in the day. Low-elevation snow showers are predicted to continue into Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service issued a winter weather advisory Saturday that continues through 4 p.m. Sunday. Forecasters expected 1 to 2 inches of snow at the lowest elevations, with more at higher altitudes.

Vancouver’s high temperature will be about 38 degrees Sunday, according to the weather service; temperatures should hover in the 30s on Monday and Tuesday. The chance of snow showers is expected to linger at least until early Tuesday.

More moisture and warmth will likely arrive by mid-week, according to the weather service. And that system looks very wet indeed; it could cause rivers and streams to swell by the weekend.