OMAK – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for higher elevations of Okanogan County.
Meanwhile, the agency has also issued a weather advisory for the Okanogan Valley.
Both are in effect until 4 a.m. Wednesday.
The warning was issued for the Methow Valley and Conconully. The advisory covers the U.S. Highway 97 corridor and Nespelem.
According to meteorologists, Methow Valley residents will see accumulations of 4 to 8 inches and up to 24 inches in the mountains around the valley.
Omak, Okanogan and other U.S. Highway 97 corridor residents could see accumulations of up to 3 inches, with increased snow accumulations above 1,500 feet elevation.
Authorities suggest motorists prepare for snow-covered roads and reduced visibility when traveling.
Those using state Highway 2 should expect “hazardous” conditions, Weather Service officials said.
Grand Coulee-area residents may see up to 2 inches of new snow, meteorologists said, noting there are no weather advisories issued for the Coulee.