Gusty winds, mountain snow forecast for Washington



SEATTLE (AP) — Forecasters say a storm front moving through Washington Friday will bring gusty winds and rain to Western Washington and up to 2 feet of new snow in the Cascades by late Saturday.

The National Weather Service says there’s a chance of snow showers in some of the Western Washington lowlands Saturday but no accumulation is expected.

In Vancouver precipitation will fall as rain, according to the National Weather Service in Portland. The high Friday will be near 55 with a 90 percent chance of precipitation. Tonight the low will be around 39 with southwest winds around 17 mph, with gusts up to 24 mph, the weather service said.

Forecasters predict very gusty winds Saturday in much of Eastern Washington and the cold air means the snow level will fall to valley floors.