The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Southwest Washington this morning predicting wintry conditions from 10 a.m. today until 4 a.m. Thursday.
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Total snow accumulations are expected to range from 1 inch or less at low elevations to 1 to 4 inches in the hills, with the highest accumulations above 800 feet.
Winds will gust to near 45 mph near the Columbia River Gorge.
The forecast calls for a chance of snow before 1 p.m., then rain mixed with snow turning to rain as the freezing level rises this afternoon. This afternoon’s high is expected to reach 40 degrees in Vancouver.
The advisory said there is a chance of spotty freezing rain tonight, which could have an impact on the evening commute.