WENATCHEE — Ready or not, here it comes. Snow is forecast for the not-so-high elevations throughout North Central Washington today or tomorrow, as a storm front moves in from the south, the National Weather Service says.
The agency put out a snow advisory for 2 to 5 inches in the mountains, with snow predicted for about 2,500 feet and higher, and rain at elevations below 2,500 feet said National Weather meteorologist Paul Bos.
He said temperatures in Wenatchee all week are forecast to be from the mid- to upper-40s, which is at least 10 degrees lower than normal of 58 degrees for this week in October.
Bos said some snow may have already fallen in the mountain passes, but not as much as they’ll get tonight.
Stevens Pass, Blewett Pass and Washington Pass are all likely to get snow, so drivers should be prepared.
A winter weather advisory is issued from 2 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Tuesday for the east slopes of the North Cascades, cautioning drivers to be careful and prepared for hazardous conditions.
Snow is also possible in several outlying areas, including Leavenworth, Stehekin, Twisp, and Winthrop, he said.
Farther east, even more snow is predicted. A winter storm warning has been issued for the Okanogan Highlands, Wauconda and Sherman Pass, with 5 to 10 inches forecast above 2,500 feet, the Weather Service says.