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Winter Storm Watch issued December 07 at 2:37AM PST until December 09 at 4:00PM PST by NWS

...WINTER STORM FOR MUCH OF THE REGION POSSIBLE LATE THIS WEEK... .A LONG PERIOD OF LIGHT ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL ADD UP TO POSSIBLE MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OVER A 24 TO 36 HOUR PERIOD. ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL BEGIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN THE CASCADES AND BEGINNING THURSDAY EVENING OVER THE REST OF THE REGION. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF OVER MOST AREAS BY LATE FRIDAY...SNOW SHOWERS

Today

Hi25° Decreasing Clouds

Tonight

Lo15° Partly Cloudy then Chance Snow

Thursday

Hi24° Snow

Thursday Night

Lo21° Snow

Friday

Hi29° Chance Snow

Friday Night

Lo21° Chance Snow

Saturday

Hi31° Chance Snow

Saturday Night

Lo22° Mostly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi32° Slight Chance Snow

Sunday Night

Lo22° Chance Snow

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