SEATTLE - Some wet snow fell Wednesday in many lowland areas of the Puget Sound, and more is expected.
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KIRO 7 meteorologist Brian Monahan said the average snow level will be at sea level by 4 a.m. Thursday, and it will stay there through the weekend.
"Just about all precipitation that falls over western Washington between now and the weekend will fall in the form of snow," Monahan said.
There will be enough available moisture for measurable snowfall, especially from far north King County northward. Widespread 1-2-inch snowfall amounts can be expected down to sea level from the northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula, near Port Angeles to Sequim, northeast toward Bellingham and south to near Lynwood and Bothell on Wednesday night.
Not all areas will see 1 to 2 inches of snow, but just about everyone north of the King-Snohomish line will see some snow overnight.
Farther east into the foothills, in areas such as Granite Falls, a few isolated 2-3-inch snowfall totals are possible.
Farther south, moisture will be more limited and the disturbance will be weakening as it moves south. However, Monahan said to expect enough moisture for at least a dusting on the hills around Seattle and flurries or flakes in Seattle. Up to an inch of dusting is possible into the plateau and south toward Enumclaw and Puyallup.
Widespread light snow will develop after 11 p.m. on Wednesday and will continue off and on through mid- to late Thursday morning, Monahan said.
WSDOT prepared for snow and ice by de-icing highways on Wednesday night. 17 WSDOT trucks were ready to respond to the weather.
Things will be much drier by Thursday afternoon with the sky turning partly cloudy.
On Friday, it will be mainly dry and cold. On Saturday, there is a likelihood of widespread light lowland snow. Temperatures will be in the 30s, Monahan said.
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