Active Winter Weather Brings Snow and Rain, Gusty Winds Expected in Our Area


  • An upper-level low pressure system is moving south offshore the PacNW, with a cold front stalling across eastern OR into the ID panhandle.

  • We expect breezy winds and scattered showers mainly in the foothills of the Blues (Walla Walla to Pendleton)and overnight lows in the 30s and 40s.

  • Expect scattered thunderstorms mainly in eastern OR into western ID, with isolated thunderstorms possible in parts of eastern Grant county, and southern Union and Wallowa counties.

  • Snow levels will drop to 2kft to 3kft in the western half (Kittitas Valley) and 3kft to 4kft in the eastern half (Blues) of the forecast area.



  • The upper low will move into northern CA, with shortwave impulses bringing light rain showers in the Columbia Basin and lower elevation valleys/canyons, and light snow in mountain locations.

  • Shortwave impulses will continue to push north across the area, with the possibility of heavy snow accumulations in the Blues, Strawberrys, and the Wallowas through Friday night.

  • High temperatures will cool, with afternoon temps in the mid 40s to lower 50s in lower elevations, and 30s to lower 40s in the mountains.

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