Cooler Weather Coming Late This Week

Are You Ready?

A weather system moving southeast from the British Columbia coastal region will sweep through the North Sound Friday. This system will usher in the coolest weather so far this fall and drop snow levels in the Cascades below pass levels.

Stevens Pass at just over 4000 feet in elevation has already had a few light snow events this fall that did not stick around. This incoming weather system will likely result in up to 6 inches of snow at the pass, followed by a much cooler air mass that will keep this new snow around for a while.

If you plan on driving over Stevens Pass Friday or this weekend, be sure to have good tires with plenty of tread or traction devices on board.  Avoid being that motorist that spins out, blocks traffic, and is ill prepared for winter driving conditions in the Cascades.

Down in the lowlands, just plain old rain is expected Friday ending as we head into the weekend. With clearing skies, the following cooler air mass may result in our first freezing temperatures this fall over the weekend. So it is time to bring those outdoor plants inside before they freeze.

You should also find the jackets,boots, scarves gloves, and hats.

Yes, some parts of the North Sound may have frost on the pumpkin this weekend. Are you ready for much cooler weather?

North Sound Meteorologist Ted Buehner worked more than 40 years for the National Weather Service (NWS) from 1977 to 2018. He is now an Everett Post Media team member. Together with Everett Post Weather Minute Podcasts, he provides morning and afternoon commute traffic and weather updates on both KRKO and KXA Radio, and sports reporting on KRKO.