Winter Weather Advisory for Tri-Cities Through Saturday
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for eastern Oregon and south central and southeast Washington. We can expect light to moderate snowfall throughout the day Friday and will increase to heavy snow tonight through Saturday with new accumulations of 3-4 inches. The graph from the National Weather Service will show what you can expect for your neck of the woods. Bickleton, Boardman, Walla Walla and Pendleton will see 4 to 6 inches.
Highs will be the in the mid to upper 20s and lows will be steady around 22 degrees. Plan on slippery roads wherever you plan to travel in the Pacific Northwest. From the road you can reach road condition by dialing 5-1-1. The mountain passes are experiencing heavy snow with 12 to 18 inches expected over the next 24 hours. Carry chains, a flashlight, gloves, warm clothes, snacks, and be sure to fill-up your vehicle with fuel before you leave.
Temperatures will slowly start to rise beginning Monday with highs in the mid-30 and up to the mid-40s Tuesday when we can expect MOSTLY SUNNY skies. February seems to be our month for significant snowfall and on a positive note, at least it’s not a 24-day stretch of snow like we had a few years ago.
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