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Posted on 28th February 2011 at 09:05

The snow has melted away, but forecasters say that there’s a possibility of more, particularly in the hills and mountains to the east of us. A Winter Weather Advisory is up for the local area until 11 am today, saying that the heavy rain that’s falling now could change over to snow, before tapering off later today. Forecasters say that one to four inches is possible, particularly above 500 feet in elevation. They say a “period of wet snow” could impact I-5 and Highway 30 at some point this morning. There’s also a wind advisory up for the local area until 10 am this morning, with wind gusts of up to 45 miles an hour possible. Rain has been heavy overnight, with just over an inch recorded over the past 24 hours at the Southwest Washington Regional Airport in Kelso. Longview’s reporting station had 1.45 inches, and Castle Rock is now reporting more than 2 inches of rain over the past 24 hours. There have been some gusty winds, but so far, there’s been no power outages reported as a result of the wind and rain. A Winter Storm Warning remains up until 6 pm today in the Coast Range, the Cascade foothills and in the mountains, with six to 12 inches of snow possible above 1,000 feet to the west of us, one to two feet in the foothills, and up to four feet in the Cascades out of this event. If you’re on the road today, be ready for extremely difficult driving conditions.