Rain, wind, cold weather coming Tuesday

Snow level could drop to 1,500 feet, forecasters say

By Craig Brown, Columbian metro editor

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A wintry storm is poised to hit to Southwest Washington Tuesday evening into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.

Actually the convergence of two weather systems, the storm is forecast to bring wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph to Southwest Washington, along with as much as an inch of rain. Snow levels will fall to 1,500 feet, which means the Hockinson Hills and other higher elevations could get some snow.

Heavy snow is predicted for the Cascades, including mountain passes, and winds of 60 mph are possible at the coast.

The storm could last into Thursday.

For updates, check http://columbian.com or the National Weather Service.