first_imgAs Vancouver is expected to waken Thursday to a blanket of low-elevation snow, forecasters warned area residents to be prepared for it to stick around for a while.Cold temperatures are expected to remain in place into Saturday, with overnight lows dipping into the teens in Southwest Washington. That makes it more likely that today’s difficult commute could be duplicated on Friday, especially if melting snow freezes overnight.o The Washington Department of Transportation advises motorists to check local conditions here, or call 511.o Officials remind drivers to slow down, leave plenty of space between vehicles and give plenty of room to snowplows, whose blade is often wider than the lane it’s plowing.“We’ll be left with a cold air mass Friday and Saturday,” said Tyree Wilde, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Portland.last_img read more