Winter Storm Warning in Effect

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect along with a Winter Storm Watch.

The Winter Storm Warning is effective until 6 AM Friday while the Winter Storm Watch continues through Saturday afternoon. According to the Nation Weather Service, for the Winter Storm Warning, heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. For the Winter Storm Watch, heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 10 inches possible.

Areas included are Tacoma and vicinity, including Vaughn, Gig Harbor, Fox Island, Anderson Island, DuPont, Puyallup, and Spanaway, Far southwest Mason County and the interior lowlands of Grays Harbor County, including Matlock, McCleary, and Montesano, Western Kitsap and the lowlands of eastern Jefferson and Mason Counties, including Brinnon, Seabeck, and Shelton and Lowlands of Thurston, western Lewis, and far southeast Mason Counties, including Harstine Island, Olympia, Centralia, and Toledo.

Forecasters are saying “Travel could be very difficult to impossible.” If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.