The National Weather Service in Seattle says a strong cold front is expected to bring a considerable snowfall to the Cascade Mountains this weekend.
The recent mild weather systems that blew through Washington have left little snow in the Cascades.
The King County Sheriff’s Office says a backcountry skier has been injured in an avalanche near Snoqualmie Pass.
Nestled between the Cascade Mountains to the east and Puget Sound on the west, the Seattle area is filled with opportunities for day trips under $100.
The calendar may say spring but snow is still in the forecast for parts of Washington.
A Pacific storm is blowing into Washington Wednesday with gusty winds and rain in Western Washington and snow in the mountains.
Forecasters say two weather systems Monday and Tuesday will drop up to 3 feet of new snow in the Cascades by early Wednesday, making driving difficult through the mountain passes.
Forecasters say Monday’s snow in the mountains and Eastern Washington could be followed by a stronger system Tuesday night that could drop an inch or two of snow by Wednesday night in the higher locations of the Western Washington lowlands.
Heavy snow in the Cascades is common this time of year, but forecasters were surprised by sudden bursts of snow Thursday.
Forecasters say cooler temperatures will follow Tuesday’s rain and blustery weather across Washington.