Freezing rain could fall in gorge early Tuesday

Freezing rain could fall in gorge early Tuesday

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by Teresa Blackman, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on January 27, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 27 at 6:54 PM

HOOD RIVER, Ore. -- Freezing rain, snow and sleet could fall in the Columbia River Gorge Tuesday, according to meteorologists.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the gorge and the Upper Hood River Valley which warns of icy conditions from 1 am to 10 p.m., Tuesday.

“We’ve got cold air trapped in the valley. Now we’ve got the warmer air coming in above that cold air, and that leads to freezing rain,” said KGW Chief Meteorologist Matt Zaffino. “So if you live in the Hood River area, up to Odell or Parkdale, it could get a little icy. You could get up to a tenth of an inch or a quarter of an inch of ice.”

The best chances for freezing rain and sleet accumulation appeared to be during the day Tuesday.

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The NWS also warned that the icy conditions could cause travel difficulties and limit visibility. They urged drivers to use caution.

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