Snow is coming to the Seattle area: Here’s the updated weather forecast

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Snow is coming to the Seattle area: Here’s the updated weather forecast

Seattle Times reporter

It looks like there’s going to be snow in the Seattle area!

Snow is expected to start on Thursday, but how much will fall and where is still unknown, according to Seattle’s National Weather Service.

What we do know for sure is that it will be cold enough for snow, said weather services meteorologist Matthew Cullen. And that when there is snow, some areas of Puget Sound – in this case the south – see more of it than the north.

The active weather pattern is expected from Wednesday through the weekend. Patchy snow showers on Wednesday, with increasing snow on Thursday morning. There is potential for another round of snow on Friday evening until the weekend. However, the prognosis is uncertain. #WAwx pic.twitter.com/UU3kB05OG9

– NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) February 10, 2021

Our first light snow is expected to begin in the late afternoon or early evening on Thursday, he said.

Another lap that could drop an inch is set to begin Friday night through Saturday, Cullen said.

While some local weather experts and enthusiasts are predicting a massive snow calypse, the weather service says that “confidence is not very high” that this will be a major snow event.

The question remains, how much moisture will there be in the air, he said. Some computer models show much of the region will get less than an inch of snow dust while others predict 9 to 10 inches, Cullen said.

The takeaway message is to keep checking the forecasts.

Seattle had its snowiest February in half a century two years ago, when more than 20 inches covered the city through winter, blocking streets, shops, and schools.

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