Lowland snow falls in parts of South Sound

SEATTLE — Some people woke up to unexpected snowfall Monday morning that made for tough travel conditions and even school closures and delays.

A winter weather advisory was in effect until 11 a.m. Monday, where some areas from around Olympia south and the Hood Canal area received snow.

The advisory included Mason and Thursday counties, where cities like Centralia had slick roads and low visibility.

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Some pockets of snow were expected throughout the morning hours before snow levels rose closer to 1,000 to 1,500 feet.

The mountains will see a couple of inches, but the heaviest snow is over for now in the mountains.

The rest of the area will see decreasing rain as the day goes on with temps warming into the 40s and 50s. It will be on the windy side as well out of the north around 15 to 30 mph with some higher gusts at times.

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Looking ahead

Tuesday we’ll see some pockets of showers again that may start off as a wintry mix. In fact, anything that’s heavy over the next few days could give us some pockets of brief snow or wet snow.

Showers will be scattered on Wednesday and Thursday with mainly rain showers, but again that wintry mix is possible.

We’ll be warmer on Friday with rain showers and then warmer again this weekend with just the chance for a few showers.