Updated 7:00 pm
Clearly, winter is in charge in the Northwest. We have had numerous reports of snow flurries and even some minor accumulations throughout the lowlands this evening. And as usual, what you get and where could vary even if you only live a block away from someone else. I guess that’s just how we roll in Western Washington!
So here’s what you can expect throughout the rest of the night. Temperatures will drop into the 30’s and a mixture of rain and snow will continue to fall as scattered showers across the region, as the bulk of the moisture has begun to wind down this evening. At this point, we don’t expect any significant further accumulations.
The chance of some snow flurries lingers into Saturday morning, but snow levels will be bouncing around a bit throughout the day, so it is possible that we will see a mix of rain and snow at times. After overnight lows in the 30’s, the highs for Saturday will climb to the low to mid 40’s, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see some frozen precipitation at least early in the day. There isn’t much moisture around, so again, no real concerns when it comes to any accumulations. It will also be breezy at times during the day. The mountains however, will continue to be more difficult than what we have in store for the lowlands, as snow up in the passes persists, sometimes heavy, with 1-2 feet of new snow expected. Pass travel will be affected, so keep that in mind if your travel plans include crossing the Cascades this weekend.
By Sunday, it looks like we will be back to mostly just rain showers in the general metro areas, but we do stay in a generally cooler pattern into next week. There is a break in sight!
KOMO Forecast Team
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