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Round Two: Portland prepares for second winter storm in two weeks

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Wednesday morning weather conditions were cold and windy, but that is not expected to last long as a large snowstorm heads for the Portland metro.

FOX 12 Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen predicts the snowy weather to arrive by mid-afternoon Wednesday, around 2 p.m.

A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Metro residents could see snow accumulations anywhere from half of an inch to 2 inches.  Areas around Salem could see closer to 4 inches. The Gorge will be hit with harsh winds up to 60 mph and could see up to 4 inches of snow.

Meteorologists expect the snow to stop falling around 10 p.m., but below-freezing temperatures overnight could make for an icy morning commute Thursday.

Several schools have either closed for the day or are dismissing early. Click here to see full closure list.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation said they have been trying to get ahead of this upcoming storm. Crews said they have laid deicer on the roads over the last few days.

Portland was hit with a large snow and ice storm not even a week ago. The storm caused accidents, power outages, flight cancellations and school closures.

Traffic officials would also like to remind drivers to be prepared and check tire pressure and brakes.  

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