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.
If you’re are driving through the Washington Cascades Wednesday, you should expect periods of snow in the mountain passes.
Wet and windy weather with mountain snow will continue this week in Washington, but there may be a lull for turkeys to land on Thanksgiving Day tables, forecasters said.
When looking for a weekend getaway trip, consider visiting the nearby Suncadia mountain resort community, which lies just 80 miles east of Seattle.
After a 22-hour standoff, police blew the top off a rugged mountain bunker near Seattle on Saturday, only to find their target — a man believed to be a murder suspect who holed up there — dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside.
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