Storm to bring rain, snow to Pacific Northwest

Rain, snow expected to last into Monday

SEATTLE - A cold front approaching the Pacific Northwest will bring some rain and snow to the region starting Sunday.

Rain is expected to spread east over Washington and Oregon into Monday, and about a half-inch of rain could fall. The exception is the Olympic Mountains where more than 3 inches of rain could fall before the storm winds down.

The showers will approach the Seattle area Sunday morning and could become heavy at times before starting to wind down later in the day into Monday.

Some snow is expected, too. But that will mostly be confined to the highest peaks of the Olympics and Cascades.

The rain will end Monday and cooler temperatures will move into the region with highs in the 50s to low-60s.

The next storm system could impact the area starting Wednesday.