Colder weather with a chance of snow beginning Saturday night is coming to the Tacoma area, the National Weather Service is forecasting.
Forecasters also have issued a small craft warning for inland Puget Sound waters and a gale warning for the coast today as a cold front sweeps into the area this morning.
The high temperature today in Tacoma is expected to be near 48 degree with south southwest winds around 11 mph. The chance of rain is 100 percent. The low tonight will drop to 36 degrees. Saturday is forecast to have showers with a high near 41 degrees during the day.
The big change begins Saturday night after 10 p.m. when rain showers may turn to snow. The snow level will be at 1,300 feet lowering to 700 feet. It will be cloudy with a low around 31 degrees.
On Sunday there is a chance of rain and snow showers before 4 p.m. Snow level will be at 200 feet. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch are possible. More small snow accumulations are expected in the area Sunday with the low Sunday night forecast to drop to 28 degrees.