• Western Washington in deep freeze after snowfall

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    After the Puget Sound was hit with several inches of snow, temperatures dropped overnight, freezing any water or snow on the roads, making for a slippery commute Tuesday.

     

    Once again, dozens of school districts, colleges and universities are closed or delayed due to bad road conditions.

    Lows were in the low 20s and upper teens overnight - the coldest night in about two years in some spots, including Seattle, according to KIRO 7 Meteorologist Nick Allard.

    There will be sunshine and clear skies with some increasing north wind. It won't be a horribly windy day, but a bit gusty at times with highs in the upper 20s and lower 30s. Though they'll be some melting of ice and snow during the day, everything will just refreeze Tuesday night.

    Looking ahead

    According to Chief Meteorologist Morgan Palmer, Wednesday morning is going to have icy roads again on side streets that have not been treated or managed. Highs will get into the upper 30s, helping with some thawing.

    Thursday is now looking mainly dry, with a weather system moving by offshore but far enough away to keep snow from falling. 

    Another system behind it looks to move down the B.C. coast late Friday or Saturday. Given the relatively cold airmass in place, we could have another bout of snow along with wind. However, it's days away and we'll monitor the changes in the forecast projections -- of which there will be plenty.  However, it should be noted that we are now "locked" into a northwest flow aloft, and that will be the storm track for the next week to ten days, and that is favorable for snow and continued cold.

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