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A prediction for snow turned out to be on the money Tuesday, as the Portland metro region finally saw snow falling and sticking in some areas of the region.

PMG PHOTO: DANA HAYNES - Flakes fell in downtown Portland on Jan. 26 After much prophecy and prediction, snow did turn up on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

It stuck in some areas but may not last for long in others.

From Forest Grove to Canby to downtown Portland, the white stuff could be seen falling, sticking in higher elevations but then melting once it reached the ground in lower ones.

KOIN 6 News, a media partner of the Portland Tribune, reports that snow is concentrated to the west of Portland. A wintry mix of cold rain and snow is likely in the larger metro area, as well as the Interstate 5 corridor.

"If the rain is heavy enough, we may have some moments of snow to the valley floor, but accumulations likely holding to the hills," KOIN reported. "We are mostly focused on Polk, Washington and Yamhill counties this evening."

Since the weekend, weather models have been predicting snow as far east as Hillsboro. Banks, south through Forest Grove and communities down Highway 47, could have the highest snow totals by late Tuesday. A few inches is not out of the question, with potentially even more at higher elevations.

PMG PHOTO: JIM REDDEN - Snow dappled the leaves in Southwest Portland.

Closures:

• Sherwood School District said athletic practices and evening activities are canceled. District facilities are closing now.

• Virginia Garcia Clinics will be closing at 5 p.m. today. Any appointments scheduled after 5 p.m. today will be rescheduled.


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