A high-wind warning has been extended to the Bellingham area and coastal areas to the south as a strong cold front moves in.
The warning, in effect from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, calls for south to southwest winds from 25 to 40 mph, with gusts as strong as 60 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm also is expected to bring heavy rain in the lowlands and snow in the mountains, making high-altitude hiking and driving hazardous this weekend.
Snow levels will begin to fall Saturday, dropping to 2,500 feet by Sunday morning. Mount Baker could get a foot of snow over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
Those traveling through Snoqualmie or Stevens Pass should be prepared for snow.