Forecasters say that a storm is headed for Washington, the storm should blow in late Saturday with strong winds on the coast and Pugent Sound region with snow in the mountains down to the highway passes.
The National Weather Service says the passing cold front could bring 50 MPH gusts on the Strait of Juan De Fuca and the northwest interior, while parts of the southwest interior and Pugent Sound area could be hit by gusts in the 40 MPH range.
Meteorologists say Snoqualmie and Stevens passes could have 6 inches of snow accumulating by mid-day Sunday. A foot of new snow is possible on Mount Rainier.
Eastern Washington will also have mountain snow and winds Saturday, with gusts up to 40 MPH possible over the Columbia Basin.