Expect snow next week, forecasters say

Count on snow next week in the Tri-Cities, according to the National Weather Service.

A series of frontal systems will be moving across Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon, starting with one this weekend. The weather service is predicting a 30 percent chance of snow Saturday night and Sunday in the Tri-Cities.

That will be followed by a much stronger front Wednesday and another storm system Thursday. Snow is likely both days in the Tri-Cities, according to the weather service.

It predicted that snow and ice accumulation could be significant in much of Eastern Washington. In addition, a brisk wind is expected to blow and drift snow throughout the Columbia Basin, according to the weather service.

Temperatures also are expected to drop next week, with highs Monday and Tuesday below 25 degrees in the Tri-Cities.