Wind + valley rain, mountain snow through Tuesday night
NWS FORECAST -- A strong cold front is forecast to bring widespread precipitation and gusty winds Monday night through Tuesday night.
Snow levels will lower significantly behind the front, especially near the Washington Cascades.
However, drier air will also follow the front. Therefore, snow will mainly accumulate in the higher terrain.
The Lower Columbia Basin and surrounding valleys as well as areas in the Columbia Deschutes Plateau should also expect windy conditions, mainly on Tuesday.
Temperatures will continue to drop around the region towards the end of the week.
Overnight temperatures will be primarily in the teens and 20s, with some of the colder mountain valleys in the single digits.
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