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Wednesday snowstorm could bring up to 2 inches to metro

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Less than a week after thawing out from an ice storm that toppled trees, downed power lines and snarled traffic, Portland is preparing for a snowstorm forecast to hit Wednesday.

FOX 12 Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen is forecasting that Wednesday will start cold, cloudy and windy before snow begins to fall during the mid-afternoon.

The snow is expected to start around 2 p.m., and last through the evening, wrapping up around 10 p.m.

Snowfall amounts look like they will vary greatly around the metro, ranging from a half inch to up to 2 inches. Mark says the areas to the south like Wilsonville and Oregon City will see the heaviest snow, while western Washington County and parts of Clark County could only see a dusting.

The real challenge with face drivers on the evening commute Wednesday, as dropping temps will turn slushy, snowy roads icy and slick.

Mark added that the Gorge will again see harsh winds and snow with 2 inches to 4 inches likely.

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