The snow and ice storm originally predicted to hit the area Thursday morning didn’t quite pan out, but forecasters are now calling for sleet and freezing rain to continue into this afternoon and evening.
The Camas and Washougal school districts announced just after 5 a.m. this morning that all classes were canceled today due to the threat of inclement weather. Other Clark County school districts, including Battle Ground and Vancouver, opted for 2-hour or 2.5 hour late starts.
At 8:10 a.m., the National Weather Service downgraded its original winter storm warning to a winter weather advisory.
In higher elevations, accumulations of up to one-tenth of an inch of ice are possible with some areas in Clark County receiving 1 to 3 inches of snow.
Strong winds that have been present during the past several days will continue, bringing temperatures into the teens, and possibly single digits in some areas. Gusts of 35 to 40 mph are predicted.
The National Weather Service advisory said drivers should be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility.
“Travel on secondary roads in particular will become difficult,” the advisory stated. “Roads will become problematic during the evening commute.”