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NWS: Snow storm coming to the Washington cascades

NWS: Snow storm coming to the Washington cascades

KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - Weather service leaders want drivers to know of a snow storm coming to the cascades.

The National Weather Service (NWS) out of Pendleton issued a winter weather advisory as snow is likely to accumulate in Washington cascades on the eastern slopes starting early Wednesday morning.

[Update: Nov. 14, 4 p.m.] The winter storm watch was downgraded to a winter weather advisory for areas above 3000 feet in the eastern slopes.

The snow storm was initially predicted to intensify over the area Tuesday night and into Wednesday, but updated reports said snow levels could reach three to six inches in areas over 3000 feet from 4 a.m. until 10 p.m., Wednesday.

Those commuting in the area, including I-90 and Highway 12 over White Pass, are encouraged to plan extra travel time as roads could be slippery through Wednesday night. Visibility could also become more limited while snow is falling.

NWS officials also recommend checking forecasts as accumulating snow could cause increasingly hazardous travel conditions.

The Washington State Department of Transportation offers advice on traveling in winter weather here.

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