Heavy snow creating rough driving conditions over Snoqualmie Pass

As heavy rain and strong wind passes through Western Washington, heavy snow is coming down over the Mountain passes.

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The snow and crashes closed eastbound I-90 nearly five miles before Snoqualmie Pass around 7 a.m. on Thursday. It's opened off and on throughout the morning. See the latest on pass closure conditions in the real-time updates below.

Washington State Patrol Troopers say that drivers should expect congestion over the passes throughout the day.

Winter storm warnings, winter weather advisories, avalanche warnings, and winter storm watches are in effect for the Cascades.

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In the lowlands, a wind advisory for the northern part of the Washington coast will take effect at noon on Thursday. Showers have increased throughout the  morning, with heavier bands of rain moving in during the morning commute. Winds are picking with gusts along the coast around 45-50 MPH, while in the metro area it’ll be around 35 mph.

KIRO 7 PinPoint Meteorologist Joe Raineri expects to see wet conditions for good part of the day and into the evening hours, with warmer temperatures.

During the stormy weather Thursday, we'll have real-time updates below.

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