Breezy conditions intensify colder temps as some areas see light snow

SEATTLE — Many in the South Sound woke up to snow while the rest of Western Washington faces bitter cold and breezy winds Thursday.

The conditions caused some school districts west and south of Seattle to delay or cancel classes.


We have really dried out this afternoon, with just a few lingering snow showers around the Olympics and Port Angeles.  We’ll continue to dry out with increasing sunshine but very cold temps. We’re still around or even below freezing for a lot of the area.

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The record low high temperature for this day is 36° and I only have us getting to 35°, which would be a new record.  It is also breezy which means that temperatures will feel more like they are in the teens and twenties.  We’ll drop quite a bit overnight with temps in the upper-teens and lower-20s.

Friday will be dry and sunny with highs in the 30s after morning lows in the 20s.

More snow this weekend?

The weekend will have increasing clouds on Saturday with the chance for late-day showers of rain/snow. Then Saturday night through Sunday morning could have a dose of more substantial lowland snow before turning to rain slowly through the day on Sunday with highs in the 40s. We’ll be watching for potential travel impacts again around Saturday night and Sunday morning.