Morning commuters to face snow flurries, icy roads

Jan 13, 2020, 5:34 AM | Updated: 9:42 pm
I-5 at King/Snohomish County border on Monday night. (WSDOT)

Forecasters say we will see light snow showers move across the Puget Sound region from the coast and Olympic Peninsula Monday night into Tuesday.

The National Weather Service in Seattle says showers in South Sound will continue moving east. While accumulations are expected to be light, WSDOT is warning people that roads will be icy Tuesday.

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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.

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 down from the Cascade Mountains could remove moisture. So while it’ll certainly be cold enough, there might not be enough precipitation.

Seattle 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. That said, SDOT crews are out treating roads. You can follow along with the Winter Storm Response Map.

“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.”

Durkan also warned people not to sled in the streets.

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Morning commuters to face snow flurries, icy roads