Snow could fall on Western Washington lowlands

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SEATTLE (AP) -- The National Weather Service says the Western Washington lowlands could see their first snow of the season Thursday night through Saturday.

Forecasters says most areas will likely see a mix of rain and snow or only a light accumulation on higher hills.

The threat of snow Saturday is mainly for the south Puget Sound area and southwest interior.

Significant snow fell Thursday in the mountains and parts of Eastern Washington. Three inches of new snow reported at Wenatchee. The Wenatchee World reports the Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort opens Saturday for its earliest start in 27 years.

The weekend promises to be colder than average in Eastern Washington, followed by periods of mountain snow and valley rain or snow through next week.