More April snow falling around Puget Sound

Snow is flying around parts of the central and south Sound this afternoon – from Tacoma to Seattle -- as cold temperatures aloft and at the surface support frozen precipitation of several varieties. Given surface temperatures are above freezing and will remain so through this evening, don’t expect any snowfall accumulation despite how heavy the snow appears at times. The pockets of snow and mixed precipitation are moving along at a pretty good clip but we’ll be tracking areas of rain or snow through this evening into tonight.

Through mid-evening, the more impactful weather will be isolated thunderstorms with showers of small hail which could briefly accumulate on roads and other surfaces. This is more likely in the central and north Sound the next few hours – including the Seattle, Bremerton, and Everett areas. Gusty winds will also blow above 30mph nearer the heavier cells. Lightning will also be a possibility with any of the heavier showers. The thunderstorm threat will diminish after about 8-9 p.m.

Overnight, we’ll see an overall decrease in the amount of rain/snow around the region but some pockets of precipitation are still likely into morning. Temperatures will be near freezing in many spots so some snowfall could be seen to begin Wednesday. As has been the case, little to no accumulation is expected, though some grassy surfaces could whiten up for a time. These locations of minor accumulation Wednesday morning will be isolated and will melt pretty quickly during the morning hours.

Wednesday afternoon, expect some passing showers of mainly rain with highs in the 40s to near 50. The chance for thunderstorms will be lower than today.

Thursday and Friday, occasional spotty showers of rain will be likely in the lowlands with some minor mountain snow. Some wet snowflakes could be seen in a few spots but don’t expect any accumulation.

Saturday will likely be a rainier day (especially in the afternoon) with highs in the 40s to low 50s. Easter Sunday could be drier but we might still have a few light showers early in the day with highs in the 50s. Expect some rain early next week but milder with highs in the 50s to low 60s.

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