Snow fell Sunday morning in parts of Western Washington -- including Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Everett, Seattle and Bellevue -- and flakes were possible, mixed with heavy rain, for the Seahawks game at CenturyLink field in the afternoon.
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Snoqualmie Pass was closed in both directions for multiple collisions around noon. Traffic officials said it was still "snowing hard" at the pass.
The pass reopened around 3 p.m. Officials said there was still snow and slush on the roadways. Drivers were asked to travel with care.
Drivers should also prepare for potentially icy commutes Monday morning, as there will be some left-over slushy areas and puddles.
The snow came after northerly gusts pushed cooler temperatures into the air for a mix of rain and snow. Pockets of slushy accumulations were predicted as possible elsewhere in the lowlands, but it was unlikely to stick.
It was snowing in the mountain passes Sunday morning and expected to continue. Check the conditions before traveling.
By 8 a.m., there was an added 30 minutes of travel time to get over Snoqualmie Pass, and chains were required on all vehicles except those with all wheel drive, State Department of Transportation staff said.
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Showers dried up during the afternoon, but was blustery with highs around 40 and winds from the north 10-20 mph.
Morning clouds are expected to give way to sunshine on Monday, but it will still be chilly. Morning temperatures at or below freezing in the lowlands, so anything that doesn’t dry could be icy on your way to work. Highs in the low to mid-40s are expected in the afternoon.
Dry conditions are expected for Election day with a mix of sun and clouds. Rain showers should return Wednesday as we finally push high temperatures to around 50.
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