Weekend snowfall: winter driving conditions over the mountains of Washington, Oregon

On Sunday morning, Snoqualmie Pass can accommodate a total of 8-12 inches, White Collar 4-6 inches, and 3-4 inches over the Blue and Wallowa Mountains.

UPDATE SATURDAY 12:00 PM–

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UPDATE SATURDAY 8:00 AM– Prepare for winter driving if you plan to cross the Washington and Oregon Passes this morning.

Here’s a look at some of the Washington Department of Transportation’s traffic cameras over the Cascades at 8am:

IMPACTS ON WEEKEND TRAVEL

  • Saturday: Moisture will begin to settle in the Washington Waterfalls late overnight and spread eastward by Saturday morning. Precipitation will be mainly in the mountains, with little or no precipitation in the valleys. The Tri-Cities may see some showers on Saturday, otherwise mostly cloudy and dry. The Yakima and Kittitas valleys will see light snow on Saturday morning, including Cle Elum and Ellensburg. The summits of the valley will be warmer than Friday, in the 40s to 50s for the Tri-Cities. Becoming windy Saturday until evening.
  • Sunday: Cooling down again across Mid-Columbia. Peaks in the lowlands will only be in the lower to mid 40s. Another system will bring the potential for rain / snow in the valley and snow in the mountains late Sunday evening until Monday morning. On Sunday morning, Snoqualmie Pass can accommodate a total of 8-12, White Collar 4-6, and 3-4 over the Blue and Wallowa Mountains.

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