The mountains are going to get a big dose of rain and snow over the next few days, which may mean some good news for the struggling Snoqualmie Pass ski areas.

KING 5 Meteorologist Rich Marriott says areas above 4,000 feet should get 6-to-12 inches of snow Wednesday. Snoqualmie Pass could get up to 3-inches of snow at the base.

The snow will let up Thursday morning, but then turn to rain later in the day.

Heavy rain 2-to-4 inches - is expected for the mountains Friday night into Saturday morning below 5,000 feet. Some rivers could approach flood stage, but they are not expected to flood with the exception of minor flooding on the Skokomish River.

The snow level then drops to 2,500 feet Saturday morning with 8-to-12 inches of snow expected at Snoqualmie Pass and even more at higher elevations.

Closer to sea level, expect wet and windy weather each during the afternoon and evening hours Wednesday through Friday. Expect showers and windy conditions Saturday.

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