Weather Update: Winter weather (and driving conditions) are returning to the higher elevation areas today with much colder weather expected locally this next week.

After over a month of mostly above normal temperatures, by the middle of next week, morning lows will drop to well below normal for this time of year. There will be several morning with cold morning lows, but the coldest temperatures are expected Wednesday morning. Sub-zero temperatures are possible east of the Cascades. Prepare now to provide for vulnerable populations, and to protect sensitive plants and property.


A cold front will move through the forecast area Sunday, bringing a period of snow to the Cascades and foothills initially. Then snow levels will lower, and snow will affect a broader area. Prepare for slippery roads.