Unpredictable weather may bring snowflakes to some areas

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SEATTLE - Over the next few days, dropping temperatures and snow levels will bring snowflakes to some areas, possibly even in Seattle.

 By Thursday morning, snow levels had dropped to 500 feet.

 The best chance for snowflakes or a rain-snow mix will be toward the Cascade foothills and under the Puget Sound convergence zone around Snohomish County and across the northern part of Kitsap County.

 Northern King County and even Seattle could see a slushy snow-rain mix as the system shifts to the south in the afternoon, but no significant accumulations are expected.

 KIRO 7 meteorologist Morgan Palmer said that even into the afternoon commute, areas with elevations of 500-700 feet will likely see some snow, but any accumulations will be minor and highly localized.

If you do see snow, upload your pictures to KIRO 7's iSpot here.

 Five to 15 inches of snow are expected on the mountain passes, making travel tricky for drivers.  A winter weather advisory is in effect there until 5 a.m. Friday.

 Early Friday, the possibility for a snow-rain mix persists in some areas before a drying trend moves in by the afternoon.

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