Much of Skagit County east of Interstate 5 is under a winter storm warning, as a storm bringing rain, snow and possibly strong winds sweeps into Western Washington today and Tuesday.

According to the National Weather Service's Seattle office, a storm is expected to move into the area this afternoon, bringing up to an inch of rain to western Skagit County and snow to elevations at about 1,500 feet and higher.

The storm will also bring wind, with gusts up to 40 mph.

Rain may impact the evening commute and wind could cause power outages, according to the weather service.

Rain and snow is forecast to continue through Tuesday before Wednesday brings drier conditions.

The storm is expected to make travel in the North Cascades hazardous tonight and Tuesday. Areas of the North Cascades could see 8-15 inches of snow accumulation during the storm.

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