Normal weather is returning to the Northwest Friday as a Pacific storm blows in with gusty winds, rain and mountain snow.
The National Weather Service forecasts 1 to 2 inches of rain on the coast of Washington and Oregon by Saturday.
Heavy snow is expected in the Cascades in Washington: 10 to 16 inches about 3,500 feet. There's a chance the snow level could drop to 3,000 early Saturday, which could drop 6 to 7 inches at Snoqualmie Pass.
A winter storm warning is in effect for northeast Washington for snow down to the valley floors.
In Oregon, 6 to 12 inches are possible in the central Oregon Cascades.
Forecasters say the wind and rain should break the inversion in southeast Washington and Eastern Oregon and clear out stagnant air. November 21, 2014