Wintry mix developing today, accumulating snow in the Yakima Valley -Kristin

Up to 4" of snow possible in the Yakima Valley
Wintry mix/snow this afternon

Happy Wednesday!

A bitterly cold start to the morning with temperatures in the single digits and teens…bundle up! Starting the day off with sunshine, but clouds will start to build in by late morning into the afternoon. Snow will start around the Yakima Valley just after noon. A wintry mix will move into the Columbia Basin (Tri-Cities) and into the foothills of the Blues around 1 or 2 PM today. The widepsread winter weather will move out by 7 or 8PM tonight. A linger chance of a flurry or rain shower overnight.

Lunchtime snow moving into the area  Wintry mix/snow this afternon   Slight chance of a mix overnight

How much snow is expected?

Columbia Basin (Tri-Cities)/foothills: Less than 1″

Yakima/Kittitas Valley: 2 to 4″

Blues: 1 to 3″

Eastern Slopes: 5 to 10″

Cascades: 8 to 12″

Snow totals this afternon through tonight

 

A Winter Weather Advisory is in place for the Yakima Valley, Kittitas Valley, eastern slopes and the Cascades starting this afternoon through Thursday morning.

Winter Weather Advisory for the Yakima and Kittitas Valley

Back to drier weather on Thursday, but the roads might be a bit slick for the commute to work. A shower or flurry will be possible by afternoon. Temperatures will jump above freezing with highs in the mid to upper 30’s.

Stray shower Thursday

By the weekend, we could see more winter weather Friday night into Saturday. Look for a wintry mix around the Columbia Basin with accumulating snow for the Yakima and Kittitas Valley. Temperatures will be a little warmer over the weekend back into the upper 30’s to near 40 degrees.

Temperature Trend

 

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