A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 10 this morning until midnight tonight. The National Weather Service in Seattle is expecting some snow today along the North and Central coast, including Neah Bay, Forks, and Queets, as well as Pacific Beach, Ocean Shores, Aberdeen, and Westport. They have not revised forecasted snow amounts for the coast, and are expecting less than an inch for most of West Grays Harbor Harbor County.
An overlapping Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 4 pm today until 4 pm Saturday for the Southwest interior and Lower Chehalis Valley area, including Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Grand Mound, Rochester, Centralia, Toledo, Montesano, Elma, and McCleary.
In both cases forecasted snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are tempered with a warning that the National Weather Service is still uncertain about the expected-snowfall amounts. They do, however, expect more chances for snow through at least Tuesday of next week.
The strong winds expected with these systems are expected tonight. Very windy conditions will develop around Bellingham and the San Juans this evening. Windy conditions will spread westward through the Strait to the northern coastal areas and southward through the Puget Sound area late tonight into Saturday with windy conditions continuing through late Saturday night or Sunday morning. Peak winds will likely occur Saturday afternoon and evening with 50-60 mph gusts in the Fraser outflow area (the San Juan Islands, Western Skagit County, and Western Whatcom County).
Peak winds will likely be during the day on Saturday into Saturday evening elsewhere with areas near the shorelines of Puget Sound seeing north winds 20-30 mph with some gusts to 45 mph. Portland to Bellingham pressure gradients will peak at -10.5 mb per latest models, wind advisories may be needed for Saturday.
Local winds are expected to be the strongest further inland tomorrow afternoon through mid-day Saturday Wind gusts of 30 to 40 MPH could be possible along the coast.