Possible ice snow may complicate this evenings commute

first_imgSnowpocalypse coming this evening?Probably not. In fact, there’ll be less snow than was earlier expected, according to the National Weather Service and Steve Pierce, The Columbian’s weather blogger.But folks headed home from work this evening do need to beware of slippery roads.The latest NWS forecast calls for a mix of light snow, up to one inch in Vancouver, and freezing rain, possibly one-tenth of an inch, rolling in at 6 to 7 p.m. this evening, Julia Ruthford, meteorologist/forecaster, said Monday night. That snow-ice pattern likely will continue until around midnight Tuesday in Vancouver. The weather should return to the typical rainy winter pattern on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, she said.Heading east past Camas and Washougal into the Columbia River Gorge, more snow and cold weather are forecast.Monday night was dry with breezy east winds in east Vancouver, Camas and Washougal — gusts of up to 30 mph or so — and conditions even more windy heading into the Columbia River Gorge, which will stay colder longer.But clouds were expected to move in from the south this afternoon, causing an approximately six-hour window of snow and ice until the ground and air warms above freezing, Ruthford said.last_img