Mountain snow falls at passes with Frost Advisory tonight for much of Western Washington

Oct 25, 2023, 6:43 AM | Updated: 1:17 pm

(Photo from KIRO 7)...

(Photo from KIRO 7)

(Photo from KIRO 7)

In what is kind of a warmup for what will come down the line during the winter season, snow started falling at the passes on Tuesday and more is expected on Wednesday.

The first taste of snow was seen along SR 410 at Chinook Pass.

By 6 a.m. Wednesday, Snow totals so far have been around 6 inches and climbing at Stevens Pass, around 2 to 3 inches at Snoqualmie Pass, and at least 8 inches at the Paradise Visitor Center.

“We’ll see another inch or two at the passes, with more at 5,000 feet or higher,” Meteorologist Nick Allard said.

Lowland forecast

The showers will decrease quite a bit with just a few showers lasting into the afternoon and evening. We should see a lot of sunshine as well, with at least partly sunny skies. Highs will stay chilly in the low-50s.

Skies will clear a lot Wednesday night, leading to much colder conditions and eventually some low clouds Thursday morning. We will see widespread temperatures around or even below freezing in some spots, which is why there is a Frost Advisory for a lot of Western Washington from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 9 a.m. Thursday, not including Seattle and western King County near the water.

We’ll see a mainly dry day Thursday with increasing clouds late in the day with a few showers possible late into early on Friday with some more mountain snow.

It’ll be clear and cold over the weekend with many locations in the upper 20s and lower 30s Saturday and Sunday mornings with highs in the 40s to near 50. The immediate Seattle metro area and parts of the central Sound could bottom out just above freezing over the weekend, and just above the record lows.

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