Cold, rain, but not as much snow in Washington weather forecast

  • Mon Mar 5th, 2012 8:05am
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Associated Press

SEATTLE — Forecasters say the latest cold front moving through Washington will bring rain showers but not too much snow, except in the mountains.

A chance of snow for Western Washington lowlands that appeared possible in Sunday’s forecast had largely changed to rain by Monday. But heavy snow is expected in the Cascades with 8 to 18 inches possible by Tuesday.

Meteorologist Mike McFarland in Seattle says there’s a chance of a couple of inches of snow Tuesday morning in places like Lake Stevens and Granite Falls.

Forecasters expect a windy day Monday in Eastern Washington and a chance of rain or snow showers Monday night.

By mid-week the Weather Service sees mostly clear skies across the state and highs in the 50s. McFarland says it could hit 60 Thursday in Seattle.