Snow could fall on Western Washington lowlands

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SEATTLE (AP) — The Western Washington lowlands could see their first snowflakes Friday.

The National Weather Service forecasts a mix of rain and snow showers that could dust the higher hills with snow. Only minor accumulations are possible. Forecasters also say colder air Friday night could drop the low temperatures into the 20s by Saturday morning in Western Washington.

The storm is adding snow to the Cascades. Another 4-to-8 inches are expected by 6 p.m. Thursday above 2,500 feet. The Transportation Department is recommending traction tires Thursday morning on Snoqualmie, Stevens and White passes.

In Eastern Washington, forecasters expect more snow Thursday morning, turning to snow showers. But another round of snow is likely Friday, and the weekend promises to be colder than average.