And there’s a possibility of more snow in the forecast this weekend and into next week
CLARK COUNTY — Children across Clark County enjoyed their first (but possibly not last) snow day on Tuesday.
A dusting of snow and below freezing temperatures across much of the region caused school districts to exercise caution, canceling classes on Tuesday. Waste Connections also canceled trash and recycling pick-up for many customers. The company says pickup will likely be delayed one day for customers the rest of this week.
While most places outside of the higher elevations only saw an inch or two still around this morning, children across the area tried to make the best of it. A few grabbed their sleds and headed for any nearby hills. Others held snowball fights, albeit brief ones as the supply of fresh snow ran out quickly.
Road crews for Vancouver and Clark County were out overnight working to de-ice roads, but conditions still proved treacherous for anyone who ventured out. Pictures of cars slipping, sliding, or ending up in a ditch were common on social media as people dealt with the morning commute.
While there’s been no additional precipitation today, the National Weather Service in Portland says some areas could be treacherous again overnight. Temperatures are expected to dip back below freezing shortly after 7 p.m., and get into the 20’s for most of us overnight, so any areas where roadways didn’t dry off could be candidates for black ice and slick conditions for the Wednesday morning commute.
Cold temps are expected to continue through the rest of this week, with lows at or below freezing, and highs in the upper 30’s or low 40’s. Another system could potentially move through the area Friday night into Saturday, with the potential for a significant snowfall event. At this point forecasters say it’s too far out to know for sure how things will develop, but the current weather pattern has cold temps and potential snowfall occurring through potentially the next 10 days.
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