The Yakima Valley got a taste of winter Sunday, with snow falling throughout the day.
As much as 2 inches was predicted by the end of Sunday. The snow created slick conditions for drivers around the region, with multiple cars off the road midday. Interstate 90 eastbound closed at Adams Road in Grant County at 4:30 p.m. because of multiple collisions and spinouts, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported.
It should be mostly cloudy Monday, with highs of 34, according to the National Weather Service.
Forecast highs are in the 30s and 40s with lows in the 20s for the rest of the week, and there’s “a chance of rain” starting around midweek. If that rain comes overnight, it could be snow, said Rob Brooks, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Pendleton, Ore.
The Columbia River Gorge area, including the Benton County city of Goldendale and parts of southern Yakima County, was hit a little harder. Snow there is expected to total 2 to 5 inches, with gusty winds.