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Get ready for snow Saturday in Pullman

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Not since the 2014 Apple Cup have we dealt with snow during a game (and by then it had mostly stopped, just bone chilling cold).

Washington v Washington State Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images

I will plead guilty to being one of the people who bemoaned five straight home games to start the season in September. It didn’t allow for WSU to have the comforts of Pullman much later in the season and, although it allowed them to get off to a fast start, it was a pain for many fans to make it over five straight weekends.

Turns out though, weather wise, it was the best thing that could’ve happened for the Cougs.

After the torrential downpours and wind of the game against the Colorado Buffaloes (and trust me, the pictures from the ESPN broadcast did not do it justice), fans heading to the Dad’s Weekend match-up against the Stanford Cardinal will have to deal with something different: snow.

Here is the Tuesday afternoon forecast from the National Weather Service, with the obvious caveat that it’s still four days away and things can change:

The forecast, in terms of amounts of snow, will likely be refined as the week goes on but this looks very familiar to the weather prior to the 2014 Apple Cup, minus the huge temperature drop. Rain on Friday night, gradually changing over to snow.

If you are headed over the mountains for the game or for Dad’s Weekend or both, here’s a look at Snoqualmie Pass.

Again, we’ll likely learn more as the week goes on but it wouldn’t surprise me to see a Winter Storm Watch or Warning issued given that this will be the first significant snowfall of the season.