A new disturbance will bring more rain and elevation snow to the Northwest U.S. this weekend. A light rain is slated to move in and begin Saturday afternoon or evening for the Washington and Oregon coasts.
It’s not until Sunday when the full force of the storm is felt by much of the region. All of Washington and Oregon in addition to portions of Idaho, Montana, and northern California will get in on the rain. In the higher elevations, including the Cascades, there will be snow. In the Cascades of Washington, up to two feet of snow is forecast to fall.
Then on Monday to begin the new week, the rain will begin to dwindle while it spreads out and moves away from where it entered. Now the interior Northwest as well as central California can expect rain showers adding up to half an inch.
I am concerned about damaging winds for portions of the Washington and Oregon coasts. Winds are forecast to gust up to 70 mph along the immediate coast, which will bring down trees and power lines. Further inland, winds will be calmer but still gusty, getting up to 20-40 mph.