Up to 30″ of snow in the mountains NEXT WEEK: Highs in the teens and lowland snow chances -Kristin

Heavy mountain snow this weekend, turning bitterly cold next week
Friday rain showers, mountain snow

Happy Friday!

A wintry mix is moving through the area this morning with a dusting of snow in spots. Watch out for slick roads for the commute to work. We will see the changeover to all rain showers midday into the afternoon. Look for highs today in the low 40’s.

Friday afternoon rain showers

A Winter Storm Warning is in place for the Cascades, eastern slopes and northern Blues until Monday morning. Heavy snowfall is likely throughout the weekend with up to 30″ of snowfall in spots. The passes will be a mess today, Saturday and Sunday. Stay home if you don’t have to travel!

Mountain snow - winter storm warning

Over the weekend, dodging more rain showers at the lower elevations. Saturday will start off with spotty rain showers mainly from the Tri-Cities and east into the foothills of the Blues. Drier by afternoon with some sunshine returning. Winds will pick up on Saturday with gusts at times 20 to 30 MPH. A mild afternoon close to 50 degrees. By Sunday, scattered rain showers will return with highs in the mid 40’s.

Morning rain shower Saturday Drier but turning breezy Saturday afternoon Sunday rain showers

Okay, so what about next week? One thing is for certain…the bitterly cold temperatures will settled into the area. We will see temperatures drop into the low 20’s on Tuesday with highs only in the teens on Wednesday. Overnight lows dropping into the single digits.

Temperature trend

What about snow chances? With lingering moisture around Sunday night into Monday morning, we could see a little light snow very early Monday. With temperatures dropping below freezing, we will have to watch out for icy spots for the commute to work. Drier by midday into the afternoon. Another low will track mainly south of the area late Monday into Monday night. We could see a little light snow on the nothern side of this low Monday night into Tuesday morning. Several more snow chances will be possible Wednesday afternoon into Thursday. There is still uncertainty with the track and timing of each low, so we will continue to keep you posted on the changes!

Monday morning Monday night