VANCOUVER — The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Greater Vancouver area, cautioning area residents of the possibility of 3 inches of snow accumulation overnight Monday and into the morning hours Tuesday.
The advisory will remain in effect from 11 p.m. Monday evening until noon Tuesday and covers the cities of Vancouver, Battle Ground and Washougal as well as other areas of Clark County
The next weather system will reportedly spread a mix or rain and snow across the region Monday evening, likely changing to all snow later Monday night and Tuesday morning before tapering off by midday Tuesday.
The snow accumulation is expected to be 1 to 3 inches with the heavier amounts in locations closer to the foothills like Battle Ground, Hockinson and Camas.
Additional snow and existing ice accumulations will continue. The advisory warns of slippery roads and walking paths as well as the possibility of falling tree branches.
The National Weather Service reminds area residents that a winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties and cautions travelers to be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities.