Updated forecast says freezing rain on tap Tuesday

first_imgForecasted heavy precipitation and freezing rain threaten to exacerbate difficult driving conditions in Southwest Washington, according to the National Weather Service.The weather service issued a freezing rain advisory from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in Vancouver and the Portland metro area. Temperatures will hover around or dip below freezing in valleys this morning. Freezing rain will likely accumulate for several hours, although temperatures were expected to rise this afternoon.The weather service predicts a “major ice storm” will hit the Columbia River Gorge, Hood River, Ore., and Wind River valleys and many others in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest Tuesday and Wednesday morning.However, there is a lot of uncertainty of how Clark County and the rest of Southwest Washington will be affected, Andy Bryant, a hydrologist with the weather service, said Monday.The area may get between one-tenth and one-fifth of an inch of freezing rain, with as much as a half-inch near the Gorge, forecasters said.last_img

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