Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Feb. 18, 2020

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Winter weather advisory issued for Vancouver area

Rain-snow showers may impact Monday morning commute

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor
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The National Weather Service in Portland issued a winter weather advisory for the Vancouver area, with snow predicted to fall overnight into the Monday morning commute.

The advisory includes the Portland metro area, as well as Yacolt and Amboy, and remains in effect from 10 p.m. today to noon Monday.

Forecasters predict rain showers before 10 p.m. and then a mix of rain and snow to fall on the valley floor, with little to no accumulation. However, elevations above 500 feet may see 1 to 4 inches of snow accumulation.

Potentially slippery road conditions could impact the morning commute. The weather service encourages commuters to slow down and use caution while traveling.

The chances for snow accumulation at lower elevations will increase earlier in the week. Colder air and a storm coming off the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday night could bring widespread snow into Thursday, according to the weather service.

Tonight’s low temperature is expected to be 36 degrees. Monday is predicted to creep up to 37 degrees and drop to 32 degrees.

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