Wet forecast seen for the West

A series of Pacific weather systems will bring several rounds of precipitation and wind to the western U.S. this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Several inches of rain could fall in portions of WA, OR and CA, especially in the coastal ranges and foothills. Snow is forecast in the higher mountains. In addition, winds will be strong, especially in mountainous areas, which could pose a hazard to high-profile vehicles.