NCW — Many higher-elevation areas of North Central Washington could get their first snow of the season tonight and through the weekend.
The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a hazardous weather outlook and winter storm watch that covers most of the region, with a chance of precipitation in the mid- to high double digits at least through the weekend.
Precipitation over the Cascades is expected to begin tonight. Snow levels will start around 6,000 feet but drop to nearly 4,000 feet by sunrise on Sunday, the weather service forecasts.
That could mean snow accumulations of 2 to 7 inches in Twisp and much of Okanogan County through the weekend. Highs in the high 30s to low 40s are forecast, with lows in the low 20s to low 30s.
In Wenatchee, rain is forecast beginning late Friday night and increasing Saturday, with highs in the low to mid 50s and lows in the high to mid 40s.
Rain and snow are forecast off and on throughout the region through Tuesday.