SEATTLE — Snow, sleet and freezing rain is making holiday travel challenging in Washington state, Oregon and Idaho.

The National Weather Service warned Portland Sunday afternoon that drivers should expect deteriorating road conditions through the day.

Weather forecasters said snow was falling west of Olympia and was beginning to accumulate in Chehalis, Washington.

They say 1 to 3 inches of snow could arrive by Christmas morning.

The weather service issued a winter storm warning from 7 p.m. Sunday until 4 p.m. in Idaho. The warning covers Palouse, Lewiston, lower Asotin and Garfield counties.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.