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Snow may slush Vancouver area overnight, cause Monday woes

Gusty winds likely; mountains due for heavy snow

By , Columbian Editor

A touch of snow will soon be in the air, if not on the ground, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday. Lower elevations could get a dusting of snow — enough to make roads slick — while higher elevations such as Prune Hill or the Hockinson Heights could get up to two inches in spots.

Just a little bit of snow could make Monday morning commutes a mess, the weather service warned.

Even higher elevations will get more snow. Mountain travel will be difficult to impossible, with up to 20 inches of snow forecast, according to a Winter Storm Warning.

It may be very windy, too, with gusts to 40 mph in the greater Vancouver area.

As of 7 p.m. Sunday no school closures had been announced. Check www.columbian.com for the latest Monday morning.

Here’s what the National Weather Service in Portland had to say Sunday evening:

Monday: Rain and snow showers, becoming all rain after 1pm. Some thunder is also possible. Snow level 300 feet rising to 1500 feet in the afternoon. High near 43. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Snow level 2200 feet lowering to 1200 feet after midnight . Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday: A chance of rain showers before 8am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 8am and 11am, then rain showers after 11am. Some thunder is also possible. Snow level 600 feet rising to 1300 feet in the afternoon. High near 47. South southwest wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

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