Windy weather com­ing to the Tri-Cities

Tri-City Herald (Sunday) - - Local News - BY CAMERON PROBERT [email protected]­i­ty­her­ald.com Cameron Probert: 509-582-1402, @cameron­cprobert

KEN­NEWICK, WA

The wind blow­ing into the Tri-Cities Satur­day night is ex­pected to last into Sun­day.

The Na­tional Weather Ser­vice in Pendle­ton is­sued a wind ad­vi­sory for the Lower Columbia Basin along with parts of cen­tral and north­east Ore­gon.

Winds of 25 to 35 mph are ex­pected to start as a low pres­sure sys­tem moves into the area, the weather ser­vice said. It’s ex­pected to brings gusts of 40 to 50 mph with the strong­est winds com­ing overnight.

The weather ser­vice warned the high winds could knock down limbs, tip over trees and pull down power lines. Peo­ple should be care­ful if they’re driv­ing a tall ve­hi­cle that could be blown around by the gusts.

It’s ex­pected to stay slightly above freez­ing for the night and there is a slight chance of rain in the area.

As the wind leaves the Tri-Cities, snow is ex­pected to start on Sno­qualmie Pass, mak­ing week­end travel tricky on Sun­day. The state Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion ex­pects about 4 to 7 inches to ac­cu­mu­late.

A win­ter storm is ex­pected to hit White Pass along High­way 12 Sun­day night as well, bring­ing 5 to 10 inches of snow. The storm is ex­pected to bring slick roads and poor vis­i­bil­ity.

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