A cold front and high winds are on their way, and theyre bringing snow to the mountains and passes.
The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement this morning warning that downed trees and power outages are possible this weekend.
Although wind and rain are in the forecast today, the low pressure center which is bringing the cold front shouldnt arrive until Saturday morning.
Snow levels are predicted to be 3,000 feet by Saturday night and 2,500 feet Sunday morning. A foot of new snow could fall at Mount Rainier National Park by late Saturday, forecasters said.
Snoqualmie and Stevens passes could see 4 to 8 inches and Mount Baker could receive up to a foot.
The high in Tacoma this weekend will be 50 degrees with morning winds coming in at 19-24 miles per hour. By Sunday, the sun may peek out but the winds remain 8-14 mph.
In the Paradise area, rain is forecast tonight and turns to snow by Saturday morning. Temperatures on Saturday could drop to 30 with winds gusting as high as 38 mph.