Snow blankets areas of Mill Creek on Monday. (MyNorthwest staff)
Forecasters say we will see snow showers move across the Puget Sound region Monday night into Tuesday afternoon, but most areas won’t see accumulations over an inch. However, dropping temperatures will likely pose problems for the morning commute.
WSDOT is warning people the roads will be icy Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service in Seattle says winter weather advisories will remain in effect as a convergence zone has developed over downtown Seattle, extending north into southern regions of Snohomish County.
KIRO 7 Meteorologist Morgan Palmer told KIRO Radio’s Candy, Mike, and Todd Show that there’s still a chance we might see a major snow event on Wednesday into Thursday, but it’s looking less and less likely. Palmer said cool air moving into the area from the Cascade Mountains could remove moisture. So while it’ll certainly be cold enough, there might not be enough precipitation.
A wind chill advisory is in effect in Whatcom County. The NWS says wind chills between 5 above zero and 10 below zero are expected until late Tuesday morning.
Most major roads in Seattle have been serviced by snow plows inside of the last 1-3 hours, according to the city’s Winter Storm Response Map. The city has seen no major impacts, with most of the accumulated snow over the last 24 hours piling up in Snohomish County and on the Eastside.
“Preparation really has paid off for us,” Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan noted in a Monday press conference outlining the city’s snow response. “We’re hoping to stay ahead of whatever the weather can bring us.”
Drukan also warned people not to sled in the streets.
All buses in King County Metro’s north county area are operating on snow routes.
Meanwhile, thousands of homes in Snohomish County are without power, after a vehicle hit a power pole on Mukilteo Boulevard Sunday night. As of 4:30 p.m., almost 4,600 homes in the county’s service zone were still without power.