Lowland flurries, intense mountain snow ahead

Lowland flurries, intense mountain snow ahead

If you are touring on a allow till Monday morning, test WSDOT’s circumstances earlier than driving. Heavy snow can result in accidents or delays. At some level this week, it will likely be cool sufficient to see the occasional lowland storm.

A winter storm warning stays in impact for a lot of the Cascades above 1,500 ft till 10 a.m. Monday. An further three to 9 inches of snow is forecast for the passes. Speeds as little as 50 mph can scale back visibility in a giant manner.

It might be unusual climate within the lowlands at present. Highs will solely attain the 40s. If you are going exterior, together with on the Seahawks sport, put on heat, waterproof layers. Strong gusts ripped via components of the Admiralty Inlet space this morning, however winds are dying down.

Today we’ll alternate breaks from the solar and showers. In some showers (particularly the place a convergence zone happens in components of Central Puget Sound), lightning, small hail, and graupel could combine with the rain. As a reminder, here is a have a look at the distinction between hail and graupel:

If heavy rain falls in an space the place storm drains are blocked by leaves, there may very well be minor hyper-localized city flooding at present. At a minimal, there might be standing water on the street and the danger of hydroplaning.

The normal pattern for Monday is for the drier climate to carry via the afternoon if not sooner. Late tonight and early Monday as temperatures drop, there may very well be a rain/snow combine at decrease elevations – particularly in Snohomish County via the Canadian border. whether or not snow piles close to I-5 can be quick and underneath an inch – principally sticking to cooler surfaces like grass and patio furnishings. East of I-5 nearer to the Cascade foothills, there’s a higher probability for accumulation. There might also be some gentle snow alongside US 101 between roughly Quilcene and Crescent Lake.

As temperatures drop in a single day, there could also be icy spots.

Keep in thoughts: in a single day forecasting is hard as a result of precipitation might be very patchy and troublesome to pinpoint. Stay with us as we monitor down the newest for you.

Here’s a have a look at Futurecast:

Our subsequent system Tuesday and Wednesday is fascinating 🙂 If any lowland snow materializes by Tuesday night, it may flip to rain as quickly as Wednesday. This can restrict the quantity of accumulations. We’ll have a a lot clearer image of Tuesday’s system, together with accumulation forecasts, on Monday. Right now, it seems to be like Sea-Tac and the northern communities have a greater probability for snow versus Tacoma, Olympia and the south. However, this prediction could be very sophisticated.

As with any climate phenomenon, together with hurricanes, the trail of any given storm impacts impacts. On Tuesday and Wednesday, an space of ​​low stress will burrow south into the Pacific and over Vancouver Island. If this low strikes additional north, we might see much less snow. If it leans additional south, we would have a greater probability for snow.

Tuesday may be windy. Mountain snow can as soon as once more create neck issues.

Less rain is forecast for Thursday and Friday. Temperatures definitely keep cool all week!

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Meteorologist Abby Acone

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