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.