Another bout of winter weather could arrive Thursday

National Weather Service issues a winter storm warning

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Snow, freezing rain, wind and ice have returned to the winter weather forecast.

On Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service’s Portland office issued a winter storm watch and a wind advisory for the Portland and Vancouver metro areas, including Camas and Washougal.

The “winter precipitation,” is expected to begin Thursday evening, and continue through late Friday night. It could include up to 2 inches of snow that would later transition to freezing rain, bringing up to four-tenths of an inch of ice to the area.

“The ice could lead to tree damage and power disruptions, as well as dangerous driving conditions,” the storm watch stated.

The wind advisory kicks in early Wednesday morning, and continues through 4 a.m. Friday. Winds coming from the east will be 20 to 30 mph, with gusts of up to 40 to 50 mph.

This story will be updated.