After some false alarms, frigid weather, and the Thanksgiving holiday, Western Washington is finally getting its first taste of snow for the season, albeit a short-lived one.
Blast of arctic air heads to Seattle area for holiday weekend
With temperatures sitting in the mid 30s across the region in the early morning, light snow and rain/snow mixes are headed into the region. It won’t bring much in the way of accumulation, but still ends an uncharacteristically dry November period.
“The first flakes of the season are likely around 6-9 a.m., but the only impacts will be to your eyes and to your mood,” said Seattle Weather Blog’s Justin Shaw.
Things are expected to warm up as the morning winds to a close, with most lowland snow expected to turn into rain at that point.
Seattle winter could be much snowier than usual
Areas with the best chance of accumulating snow are Lewis, Thurston, and Mason counties, with KIRO 7 meteorologist Morgan Palmer predicting an “inch or less.” Elsewhere, there’s “a good chance it’s far less to nothing.” Anything we do see in the Seattle area isn’t likely to stick.
This comes after a cold weekend, brought on by a blast of arctic air storming in from Canada. That dropped temperatures below freezing in Seattle and beyond. After Sunday, overnight lows are expected to warm back up again.

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