Snow for the Apple Cup?

THE LONG-RANGE forecast for Pullman calls for a high near 50 degrees on Friday. But then a bitter cold front is expected to drop in during Saturday's early morning hours -- and with all the subtlety of a Jeremiah Allison tackle. Could there also be snow falling when the Cougs and Huskies meet in the 107th Apple Cup?

There's nothing to suggest at this point a repeat of the 1992 Snow Bowl (pictured above). And it now looks even more unlikely snow will fall during the game (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1). But there could be a dusting of snow out on the Palouse Saturday morning.

The big story though is the forecast temperature at kickoff.

A balmy 21 degrees.

That would make it the second-coldest Apple Cup in the 107-year history of the series.

The coldest-ever Apple Cup: 20 degrees at kickoff in 1985, in Seattle at Husky Stadium. The Cougs won 21-20 to claim their third Apple Cup trophy in four years before a frozen crowd of 49,302 (there were 10,895 no shows).

The chance of light early-morning snow showers in Pullman on Saturday has decreased since yesterday, to a small window in the early morning hours before the skies start clearing -- and the mercury begins to plunge.

Forecasts this far out of course means things could still change considerably between now and Saturday.

But for those heading to the game, it's something to keep an eye on.

Be sure to pack the sunscreen.

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