A strong spring storm will bring much needed snow to the Cascades and create a wind storm for the East side. The highest winds should ramp up late tonight after 11pm. A strong front will bring gusty winds to much of the forecast area from late Sunday through Monday. Strongest winds are expected east of the Cascades. Gusty winds at the coast and in higher terrain west of the Cascades. Use extra caution with high-profile vehicles. Power outages possible in strongest winds. Wind direction will be from the west to southwest.
The heaviest snowfall is expected early Monday morning over the High Cascades with 1 inch per hour snowfall rates likely (90 percent chance). Snow levels will generally be 5000ft and higher. Snowfall will continue into Monday afternoon with low visibility expected, but impacts to roadways should lessen some as road temperatures trend warmer.