Wet and windy weather returns to Western Washington with snow continuing in the Olympics and Cascades for the next few days.

The National Weather Service in Seattle is forecasting rain to move into the area by this afternoon and snow above 1,500 to 2,000 foot elevations.

Winds of 25-35 MPH are forecast along the coast – strongest at Westport, but still 20-25 MPH in Aberdeen and Montesano.

Lowland rain will turn to showers along the coast and continue as snow above 2000 feet through Wednesday morning, resulting in about 4-6 inches of accumulated snow near Hurricane Ridge.

Mount Baker, Steven’s and Snoqualmie passes are expecting 8-12 inches by the same time, 12-18 forecast at Paradise, and 6-8 inches at White Pass.