Wintry weather continues with chance of spotty snow showers

Snow in forecast 1-26-21

SEATTLE — This morning we are mainly dry and chilly with temps in the upper-20s and lower-30s. We do have a few flurries or sprinkles on the radar, mainly west of Puget Sound. That’s about all I expect Tuesday morning and for that matter, today. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with cool daytime highs in the low-40s. We also have some offshore wind this morning, which is keeping a lot of the airmass dry. That offshore wind will increase Tuesday night for gusts in the 30 to 40 mph range in the Cascade foothills from Enumclaw to North Bend.

The National Weather Service says tree damage and power outages are possible.

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As the moisture moves in late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, that offshore wind will keep a lot of the region east of Puget Sound dry, or at least drier. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday for the Hood Canal area with snow totals from trace to 2 inches.

Overall then, if you are looking for accumulating snow you will either need to be in the Hood Canal or on some spotty higher hills and Whatcom County. The rest of the area will see nothing, some flurries or even a dusting. We’ll see scattered showers on Wednesday with some rain and wet snow mixed together.

Any showers left on Wednesday night and Thursday could be a rain/snow mix, but will be very scattered. Highs both days will be in the low-40s.

On Friday we should be dry with some increasing high clouds and then more showers late into early on Saturday. I do believe we may start as snow/wet snow early on Saturday before all turning to rain, but the timing will be key. Either way, we’ll warm it back to around normal on Saturday, Sunday and Monday with rain.