National Weather Service
Forecasters say the frigid temperatures in Washington will moderate over the next couple of days with the weather changing on Wednesday.
Officials at Mount Rainier National Park have temporarily closed park access at the Nisqually entrance because of flooding.
A blast of wintry weather blew into parts of the Rockies and Upper Midwest on Monday, bringing a foot of snow in some areas, along with plunging temperatures. The cold weather is expected to eventually blanket the central U.S. from the Rockies to the Great Lakes region.
Arctic air pushing into the Northwest Tuesday and Wednesday is expected to bring the first hard freeze of the season in much of Washington and Oregon.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a cool, wet Halloween in most of Washington.
The National Weather Service says it will be a breezy, wet weekend in the Northwest with strong winds possible Saturday and Saturday night in parts of Washington and Oregon.
Record rain has fallen in three Western Washington cities and high winds hit several areas as a strong fall weather system moved across the area.
The Weather Service forecasts significant rainfall Monday night and Tuesday in Western Washington with showery weather continuing across the state until the weekend.
With the start of fall, here come the clouds and a forecast of rain for Washington.
High winds and warm temperatures are challenging Northwest firefighters, especially in the typically windy Columbia River Gorge where a windblown wildfire on the Washington side damaged three homes and smoke from a fire on the Oregon side temporarily restricted traffic on Interstate 84.