Windy weather coming to the Tri-Cities
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.