Snow arrives in the Washington Cascades

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by SUSAN WYATT / KING 5 News

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Posted on October 20, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Updated Saturday, Oct 20 at 5:46 PM

If you’re headed across the pass or into the mountains this weekend, be prepared for winter conditions.

Most of the passes will see 2 to 4 inches of snow, though higher ridges and passes could see up to 10 inches, said Lisa Van Cise in the KING 5 Weather Center.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 4 a.m. Sunday for Mount Baker, Stevens Pass, Snoqualmie Pass and Paradise Mount Rainier.

[PASS REPORTS AND CAMS]

[FUTURECAST]

The snow level in the Cascades will be close to 3,000 feet through Saturday night.

If you are planning on hiking or hunting in the Cascades this weekend you should be prepared for winter-like weather. WSDOT tips for driving in snow

The cold, unstable air will dominate much of Western Washington this weekend. Hail storms, waterspouts and funnel clouds were reported in some areas on Saturday afternoon.

This pattern will persist through the weekend but we'll see a cool, showery pattern next week.

Check the latest traffic conditions anytime with the Seattle Traffic App and weather with the Seattle Weather App.

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