Chance of Snow this Weekend; Periods of Winter Weather Next Week

The National Weather Service says forecast models have a chance of snow this weekend and periods of winter weather next week. A strong cold front is forecast to move through Western Washington late Saturday and stay around into Monday, lowering snow level to near 500 feet Saturday night and potentially to sea level Sunday morning. Forecasters say hit and miss snow showers will develop with a threat of a convergence zone setting up from Snohomish County north late Saturday night and Sunday.

Although, predicting how much snow will fall at this time is difficult, it is more likely snow will accumulate over hilltops and under the convergence zone. From Tuesday on, a series of storm systems will move across the Pacific Northwest, bringing a threat for a variety of winter weather to Western Washington. These storms will spread significant snow across the Mountains, raising the potential for avalanches and periods of difficult travel across the passes. These systems will also continue the threat for periods of snow over the lowlands. Forecasters are continuing to monitor conditions. At this time, specific forecasts are calling for anywhere from a trace to as much as an inch of snow depending where you live.