Snow predicted for parts of Washington

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Forecasters say cooler, drier air is moving into Washington, and rains will give way to a chance of snow showers in many places.

Rains that started falling with a warm front Monday evening were ending Wednesday. About 2 inches fell at Olympia and just over an inch at Sea-Tac Airport. Meteorologist Doug McDonnal said the heaviest rains, more than 5 inches, fell over the Olympics.

With the arrival of a cold front, snow levels are dropping. McDonnal says there's a chance of 1 to 2 inches of snow by Thursday morning in the convergence zone of the north Puget Sound area, but not in the wider Seattle area.

For Vancouver, National Weather Service predicts a slight chance of rain and snow showers Friday evening, with snow levels in the area at 300 feet and low temperatures of 30 degrees.