Seattle area sees some snow, and the week’s weather forecast could bring more

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Seattle area sees some snow, and the week’s weather forecast could bring more

Seattle Times reporter

This good ol ‘Fraser River Valley wind from Canada is doing its icy deal this week, bringing temperatures down in the Puget Sound area well into the 20s and giving us a good chance of some snow sticking later this week.

Snow fell in some parts of west Washington on Monday morning. It came from the convergence zone and is localized, said Mary Butwin of the National Weather Service in Seattle.

Light snow overnight in the Redmond Ridge area! Convergence Zone activity continues this morning in areas of King / Snohomish County. Let us know what you see out there! #WAwx https://t.co/hp2x1qddQo

– NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) February 8, 2021

She said there might be more scattered lowland snow Tuesday through Wednesday, but there is a shot of more widespread snow Thursday.

But it’s too early to see if we get widespread, heavy snow, she said.

“One model says we will get a lot of snow, the other nothing,” she said.

The coldest day, she said, is expected to be Thursday or Friday, with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s.

8 o’clock radar | Convergence activities continue this morning in all areas of King / Snohomish County. Light rain, rain / snow or snow is possible. Let us know what you see out there! #WAwx pic.twitter.com/WBa8h1pWmi

– NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) February 8, 2021

Seattle officials said they are ready to activate hundreds of shelters across the city for people left homeless in response to a blizzard or cold weather event – defined as snowfall greater than an inch deep or forecast temperatures of 25 degrees or less for several days. The Seattle area NWS forecast predicts a mid-20s low on Wednesday evening, with temperatures in the 20s continuing for the next three nights.

Seattle emergency managers are “monitoring weather forecast and conditions and evaluating them against our existing contingency plans,” including emergency shelter options, said Kate Hutton, spokeswoman for the city’s Office of Emergency Management.

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The Seattle Times reporter Daniel Gilbert contributed to this report.