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January 15, 2015 at 6:13 AM

Forecast: Rain in Puget Sound, snow in the Cascades

Clouds over the Cascade Mountains are painted different shades of red as the sun rises Thursday morning. The forecast calls for cloudy skies today with periods of rain this afternoon. High temperature will be 48F.

Clouds over the Cascade Mountains are painted different shades of red as the sun rises Thursday morning. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

The Associated Press

Forecasters say a storm blowing into Washington Thursday night and Friday will bring rain to western Washington and snow to the mountains. It also will bring snow or freezing rain to parts of eastern Washington that will persist through the weekend.

The National Weather Service forecasts about an inch of rain by Friday in western Washington. Six to 11 inches of snow are forecast above 4,500 feet in the Cascades, which will affect the higher ski resorts and roads to Mount Baker and Paradise ranger station on Mount Rainier.

An inch or two of snow with freezing rain is forecast for central Washington, covering Ellensburg and Wenatchee. More snow is likely in northeast Washington.

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