Heavy Snow Forecast For Olympics, Cascades - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Heavy Snow Forecast For Olympics, Cascades

SEATTLE (AP) - With heavy snow in the forecast, the Washington State Transportation Department is closing Cayuse and Chinook passes at noon Tuesday.

The passes at Mount Rainier typically close for the winter this time of year.

The National Weather Service says the snow level will fall below 2,000 feet, and a storm will drop 6 to 20 inches of snow in the Olympics and Cascades through Wednesday.

Forecaster don't expect much snow in the lowlands of Western Washington except perhaps in Whatcom County at the end of the week.

Forecasters say mixed rain and snow could fall on parts of Eastern Washington from Wednesday into the weekend.
      

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