A small and fast-moving, but potent storm will continue to blast the Northwest on Saturday with rain, cooler air, mountain snow and gusty winds.
The storm will be about average in terms of most storms during the winter. Gusts along the coast and west-facing slopes of the Olympics and Cascades will range between 40 and 60 mph. However, a few spots can be hit with gusts a bit stronger.
The combination of rain and wind will make for miserable travel conditions along I-5.
Seas will be rough through Saturday, then diminish quickly on Saturday night.
Windswept rain will continue to fall on the Olympic Peninsula and from Seattle and Bellingham, Wash., to Portland, Ore., through Saturday.
Snow levels will drop to around 3,000 feet on the Cascades on Saturday, where 6 inches of snow can fall close to pass level over Snoqualmie Pass and on I-90.
More than a foot of snow is likely in the Washington and northern Oregon Cascade high country.
Travel delays are possible on Saturday afternoon and night over the passes as a result.
Rain showers on Saturday in eastern areas of Washington and Oregon can change to snow showers at night with a couple of inches possible over the mountains.
Gusty winds will get funneled through the Columbia Gorge, where gusts can reach 50 mph along portions of I-84 on Saturday into Saturday night.
On Sunday, lingering Pacific moisture will lead to variable clouds and spotty rain showers along the coast and spotty rain and snow showers over eastern Washington and Oregon.
The next significant storm is due late next week, but could take aim more toward southern British Columbia, at least initially.
Hurricane Matthew will take a northward turn this weekend, which will bring the storm along the Atlantic coast of the United States next week.
Hurricane Matthew will threaten lives and property across the central and northern Caribbean with flooding rain, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge early next week.
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It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions last longer than normal.
Chaba remains on track to become a powerful typhoon and could threaten lives and property across the Ryukyu Islands and mainland Japan next week.
A large chunk of the United Kingdom will catch a break from the recent unsettled weather during the first week of October.
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