Winter storm warning for most of Washington

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SEATTLE (AP) -- The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for most of Washington on Wednesday.

In Western Washington, forecasters expect 1-to-2 inches of snow Tuesday then 5-to-10 inches on Wednesday before precipitation turns to rain on Thursday with temperatures in the 40s.

In Eastern Washington, forecasters expect 1-to-3 inches Tuesday and 6-to-12 on Wednesday with snow continuing into Thursday in freezing temperatures.

In the mountains, 1-to-2 feet of snow are forecast. Avalanche control work has already begun on Snoqualmie and Stevens highway passes.

The forecast prompted some Western Washington school districts to close Tuesday or delay opening. Transportation department trucks have been out spraying deicer and sanding roadways.