Wintry mix with accumulating snow possible for some areas Friday -Kristin

Snow, wintry mix moving in Friday morning

Happy Wednesday!

It will be our last day with these gusty winds, up to 30 to 35 MPH at times. A sunny start to the day with increasing afternoon clouds. A slight chance of a rain shower this afternoon into the evening from the Tri-Cities into the foothills of the Blues. Snow showers continue along the eastern slopes and into the Cascades today. Be sure to check pass reports if traveling through the mountains.

Winds up to 30 MPH today Few afternoon showers Wednesday

After a stray shower or flurry Thursday morning, back to plenty of sunshine. And much lighter winds back across the area. A bit cooler with highs in the low 40’s.

Stray Thursday morning shower Sunshine Thursday afternoon

Keeping a close eye on Friday morning for snow! Highest chances for snow include the Yakima and Kittitas Valley, where 1 to 2 inches will be possible. The Columbia Basin, including the Tri-Cities could see a wintry mix early in the morning. Up to a dusting possible. Watch out for slick roads for the commute to work. With temperatures warming into the upper 30’s and low 40’s, we will see a changeover to chilly rain showers by afternoon.

Snow/Wintry Mix early Friday Friday morning snow amounts

Looking ahead to this weekend with more unsettled weather. A slight chance of a stray shower or a flurry on Saturday, highs in the low to mid 40’s. By Sunday, a wintry mix is possible by afternoon and evening, highs in the low 40’s. And still keeping a close eye on next week with a big drop in temperatures. Look for highs in the low 30’s Monday and only in the upper 20’s Tuesday. There is still a lot of uncertainty with snow chances and the path of several systems pushing into the PNW. Right now, we could see light snow showers on Monday. Drier on Tuesday.

Temperature Trend