SEATTLE (AP) – The National Weather Service says up to 3 inches of snow will fall in the Puget Sound lowlands Friday morning before the precipitation turns to rain.
The Transportation Department sent out de-icing and sanding trucks overnight to prepare. Commuters in the Seattle area were facing the first widespread snow of the season on the roadways.
Forecasters expected no accumulations in the Western Washington lowlands as high temperatures Friday were expected in the 40s.
Heavier snow was expected in the Cascade mountain passes and in Eastern Washington where temperatures remained below freezing. Forecasters say Spokane could get 2 to 5 inches.
The chance of rain or snow continues into next week, but forecasters say Christmas Day should be dry.