WENATCHEE — A week after the region got its first widespread freezing temperatures, snow is now in the forecast.
The National Weather Service is predicting snow as early as Wednesday across much of North Central Washington, starting as early as Wednesday. The agency issued a hazardous weather warning for a chance of snow through at least Sunday.
The white stuff has already dusted some higher elevations. But it has yet to fall in most communities near the foothills of the Cascades.
In the Wenatchee Valley, the forecast calls for a slight chance of snow on Friday night.
Elsewhere around the region, it could fall as early as Wednesday in Winthrop and Waterville, with the Weather Service predicting up to a half-inch on Wednesday and again on Thursday on the Waterville Plateau.
Cashmere and Leavenworth could get a little snow on Thursday.
The Weather Service is predicting rain in most areas starting Wednesday, with rain turning to snow as temperatures drop. Accumulations in most areas will be little to none.
Slightly heavier snowfall is predicting around Stevens Pass, which could get a few inches piled up.
Michelle McNiel: 664-7152