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Deep freeze forecast this week in Washington

A cold week is forecast for Washington.

The National Weather Service says low temperatures Tuesday through Friday in Western Washington will be in the teens and highs only in the 20s.

Forecasters say it will be even colder in Eastern Washington with lows in single digits. Light snow is forecast Monday in southeast Washington, but it should be mostly clear through the week statewide.

The Weather Service says precipitation returns to the area Saturday and there's a good chance it will start as snow.

Mix of freezing rain and snow hits Eastern Washington

Mix of freezing rain and snow hits Eastern Washington

A winter storm warning is in effect until Wednesday afternoon for freezing rain in Washington's Cascade passes.

The National Weather Service expects hazardous driving conditions on Snoqualmie, Stevens and White passes before the precipitation changes to rain or snow. Snow accumulations should be less than 6 inches.

Forecasters say the storm moving through the state will bring a wintry mix of freezing rain or snow across Eastern Washington through Wednesday.

The Weather Service says Thursday will be cool and showery but the weekend looks mostly dry.

More snow forecast for Eastern Washington

More snow forecast for Eastern Washington

The National Weather Service forecasts 1 to 3 inches of snow Wednesday in most of Eastern Washington.

Forecasters say drivers can expect slick roads for a second day in many areas due to snow or freezing rain.

A series of frontal systems will bring more snow to the Inland Northwest through the weekend.

Heavy snow is expected in the mountains. Eight-to-18 inches could fall by noon Thursday in the Cascades, making driving difficult in the passes.

Cold snap transition forecast in Washington

Cold snap transition forecast in Washington

Forecasters say the cold snap that started December in Washington should give way this week to more-normal cloudy-rainy weather with a chance of light snow in places during the transition.

The National Weather Service says the change begins Monday in Western Washington with warmer, moist air riding over the cold air mass. That could result in snow, but accumulations should be less than an inch. Freezing drizzle is possible Tuesday before turning to light rain. High temperatures should rise into the 40s with lows in the 30s.

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing in Eastern Washington this week with a chance of snow or light freezing rain.

Some low temperatures early Monday: 24 at Sea-Tac Airport, 17 in Olympia, 7 in Spokane, 3 in Yakima and zero at Pullman.

Keeping animals safe in cold weather

Keeping animals safe in cold weather

From Washington State University:


Unseasonably cold weather is forecast for eastern Washington into next week, with highs below freezing and lows in the single digits. Keep pets and outdoor animals safe with these tips from the veterinary college at Washington State University:

 

Spokane's National Weather Service saw it coming

Spokane's National Weather Service saw it coming

Many times a year we have impending storms that we try to nail down on our seven day forecast.

The latest storm was seen and forecasted by the Spokane office of the National Weather Service a week in advance.

Technology and trained METs along with mother nature being consistant helped in this.

So this is a shout out for what they do on a daily basis out in the West Plains.

Park Rangers lead stargazing tour on Steptoe Butte

Park Rangers lead stargazing tour on Steptoe Butte

Escape the city lights and join Riverside State Park rangers for a night of stargazing from atop Steptoe Butte.

 

Members of the Spokane Astronomical Society will lead the sunset stargazing evening alongside the rangers starting at 7:15pm on September 7th.. Stargazers will be able to view Saturn, Mercury and Venus at sunset. Guides will also provide a tour of the night sky and show visitors how to find the North Star.

 

For more information call (509) 465-5064.