Wind is on the way Tuesday, with light snow possible through Saturday

Afternoon wind is in the forecast for Tuesday afternoon, with light snow possible for Wednesday through Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

What the weatherman describes as a "vigorous frontal system" will bring windy conditions to the lowlands of Western Washington through Tuesday evening. Gusts of 45 mph to 50 mph are possible, with sustained winds of 30 mph to 45 mph.

The weather service doesn't expect widespread damage from such winds, but they can bring down small trees and branches, causing local power outages.

Rain Tuesday night could be heavy, with low around 44 degrees.

The snow could fall Wednesday night, depending on elevation, with a snow level of 1,200 feet. The low is expected to be around 36 degrees.

It's Thursday when the snow level drops to 300 feet that snow is possible in the lowlands. High will be about 43, with the low overnight falling to around 32 degrees. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.

The threat of rain and snow will continue through Saturday night.

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