As of 4am, unofficial reports from show about 1-2″ on the ground in portions of the Kittitas and Yakima valleys from overnight. An inch in Moses Lake, Hanford, Prosser and Benton City. A trace amount report in West Richland and at the Tri-Cities airport overnight.
The morning forecast is still on track for heavy mountain snow today and a wintry mix in the lower elevations.
Heavy mountain snow will continue to be throughout the morning hours. Up to 8 inches in Ellensburg, where a Winter Storm Warning is in place. 3-4 inches for the Yakima Valley tonight through tomorrow morning. Less than an inch expected in the Tri-Cities, with more possible if a switchover to rain occurs later in the morning than 8am. The difference between rain and snow tomorrow morning will come down to just a few degrees above or around freezing! Mostly rain in the lower elevations tomorrow afternoon. A wintry mix Thursday. Drying out and very chilly Friday.
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