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Soggy, wet start to your work week

Soggy, wet start to your work week

Few weather events over the past several weeks could be characterized as "just rain".

We've had snow.  We've had wind.  We've had ice.  Many of you have had a decent dose of each.

But for the next 48 hours, the vast majority of you will have - just rain.

A low pressure area is passing by to our north, but it will drag a front through Western Washington on Sunday.  Showers will become more widespread this evening and overnight ahead of the front, and Sunday will likely be a rather soggy day.  Overnight lows will be milder (upper 30s/low 40s) and tomorrow's highs will be close to normal (upper 40s).

The snow level on Sunday will rise all the way to 6500 feet, meaning it will be rain and not snow at Snoqualmie Pass and Stevens Pass.  The snow level will be lower in the North Cascades, and a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for that one location for moderate to heavy snow above 4500 feet (including Mt. Baker).

Another snow day

Public and private schools in the area have called another snow day.

We’re tracking the full list live at KOMOnews.com.

Check there before you try to trek in to school because it is likely you won’t need to.

Winter weather to continue through Friday morning

Winter weather to continue through Friday morning

As a monstrous ice-and-snow storm brought Western Washington grinding to a standstill, the National Weather Service warned that winter weather would continue through 4 a.m. Friday - several hours later than expected.

In an updated advisory, the Weather Service said the entire region will continue to see a mixed bag of wintry weather Thursday night with freezing rain, sleet and more snow expected across the lowlands of Western Washington.

An additional 1 to 2 inches of new snow or about 0.10 inches of ice accumulation is possible before temperatures warm to above freezing on Friday morning.

The extended forcecast for wintry weather comes after an epic Pacific Northwest ice storm swept in, coating snow-covered Western Washington with freezing rain on Thursday and bringing much of the state to its knees.

Follow our complete weather coverage live at KOMOnews.com.

Tracking your school closures

Nearly all schools in Western Washington are either closed or significantly delayed this morning due to dangerous conditions.

We’re tracking the latest school closures live on KOMOnews.com.

We're tracking school closures live

We're tracking school closures live

Many schools have already made closure and delay decisions, but many more are making them this morning.

Thus we’ve been tracking all the closures live at KOMOnews.com.

Hit this link right now to see if your school is on the list.

Schools make delay and closure decisions

Many schools made closure and delay decisions late last night, but many are still making those decisions.

We’re tracking the closures live on KOMOnews.com.  Even if you don’t see your school there right now it might be wise to check it one more time before leaving the house in case officials make a last minute decision.

Snow, ice, cold air - flavors of the forecast as head into week

Snow, ice, cold air - flavors of the forecast as head into week

Spotty snow showers continue throughout the overnight and right through the day on Sunday.  

Some models are suggesting that 4 to 8" of snow is possible in the south Cascade foothills through mid-day tomorrow, this would include the region from North Bend to Enumclaw.  At that point, it looks like we may get a good batch of snow right over the urban core by the afternoon.  

If that materializes, 1 to 3" of snow may pile up between Everett and Tacoma later Sunday.  Highs will top out only in the middle 30s, so the snow that falls should stick around.

Monday will feature more of the same for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  With lows in the 20s and highs in the 30s, any precipitation that falls will still be in the form of snow.  Biting north winds will make it feel even colder, and another 1 to 3" of new snow could accumulate in the foothills.