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Snow and Rain Headed for the Northwest

20 Oct 2017, 9:56 am

A series of storm systems will affect the West with rounds of rain and snow, possibly heavy at times. Winter Weather Advisories have been issued in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada for up to 8″ of snow and strong wind gusts.

The first round of snow will come to an end this afternoon, but another wave of snow will move into the region this weekend. Accumulations may climb well over a foot, especially in the highest elevations of the Pacific Northwest.

Heavy rain is a concern, especially near the coast of Washington. A Flash Flood Watch continues for the area, with the potential for more than 6″ of rain.

The first wave of moisture will diminish as a cold front shifts east throughout today. As a warm front moves into the region tonight and Saturday, rain and snow will increase once again as a rich flow of moisture will push in from the Pacific Ocean. With another cold front moving through the area Sunday, rain and snow will continue to fall.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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