2 winter storms expected to dump snow in the Cascades

SEATTLE (AP) — Skiers and snowboarders are getting a double dose of good news as 2021 approaches. An active weather pattern is moving in this final week of 2020, with two storms set to bring several feet of new snow to the Cascades. The first storm should arrive Wednesday into Thursday morning. Forecasts show 12 to 18 inches of new snow, with potentially up to 2 feet near Mount Baker. An even stronger storm is expected later Friday through the weekend. For areas around Stevens Pass and higher, this has potential for a major snow event with 2 to 3 feet of new snow possible in the period.