National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Heavy rain and mountain snow across the northwestern U.S. on Saturday

Another Pacific system will impact the West Coast today. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding, river and small stream flooding as well as mudslides and debris flows, especially over burn scars. Strong winds and heavy elevation snowfall, with accumulations of 1 to 3 feet, could result in hazardous travel through mountain passes.
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Current Conditions

East Slopes Northern Cascades

Zone Forecast

  • Today Snow in the morning...then rain or snow in the afternoon. Rain may be heavy at times in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 4 to 7 inches valleys and 6 to 13 inches in the mountains. Snow level 3000 feet in the afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 30s. South wind 15 to 25 mph in the mountains. Gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon. In the mountains...gusts up to 25 mph increasing to 40 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
  • Tonight Rain in the evening. Snow through the night. Rain overnight. Rain may be heavy at times in the evening. Snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches. Snow level 4000 feet. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. West wind 5 to 15 mph...except west 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph in the mountains. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
  • Sunday Rain in the morning. Mountain snow through the day. A chance of rain in the afternoon. Mountain snow accumulation of 3 to 6 inches. Snow level 4500 feet. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Breezy. West wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph...except west 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph in the mountains. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
  • Sunday Night Mostly cloudy. Rain or snow likely in the evening...then a chance of snow overnight. Light snow accumulations. Snow level 3000 feet. Lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
  • Monday Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs in the mid to upper 30s.
  • Monday Night Through Wednesday Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Lows in the mid 20s to lower 30s. Highs in the 30s.
  • Wednesday Night And Christmas Day Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of snow. Lows 19 to 23. Highs in the mid 20s to lower 30s.
  • Thursday Night And Friday Partly cloudy. Lows 16 to 22. Highs in the 20s.