The National Weather service in Pendleton has just updated the Winter Storm watch for the Columbia Basin and it's not looking good...

Stacy Lee

The storm watch begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday December 14th

.SIGNIFICANT SNOW DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK...

.A STRONG AND VERY WET PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION WEDNESDAY. THE AIR MASS ACROSS THE REGION WILL BE COLD AND SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...LITTLE OR NO ICE ACCUMULATION EXPECTED.

* LOCATIONS...CONNELL...PROSSER...TRI-CITIES...DAYTON...WAITSBURG...WALLA WALLA.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL START WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND INCREASE ANDBECOME MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES WEDNESDAY EVENING BEFORETAPERING OFF AROUND DAYBREAK THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...AREA ROADWAYS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND SLICK. LESS TRAVELED SIDE ROADS COULD BECOME IMPASSABLE.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...13 TO 24.