Some light snow likely in spots on Sunday

These puppies were travelled through the snow together. They huddled around each other and slowly traversed through the path that was made for them.Sunday evening might be the Oscars, but Sunday morning those who crave snow have a good chance that their lawns...

Some light snow likely in spots on Sunday

These puppies were travelled through the snow together. They huddled around each other and slowly traversed through the path that was made for them.Sunday evening might be the Oscars, but Sunday morning those who crave snow have a good chance that their lawns...

25 February 2017 Saturday 16:54
55 Reads
Some light snow likely in spots on Sunday

These puppies were travelled through the snow together. They huddled around each other and slowly traversed through the path that was made for them.

Sunday evening might be the Oscars, but Sunday morning those who crave snow have a good chance that their lawns could be nominated for "Best Picture."

Mother Nature is directing another area of low pressure to swing through Western Washington late Saturday night into Sunday morning and while precipitation is always the leading role in any weather event, temperatures are set to star in their supporting role of keeping the air mass cold enough for that precipitation to stay as snow, especially above a few hundred feet.

Caption

Close

FILE - The number 21 Metro bus heads north along 35th Avenue Southwest on Feb. 6.

FILE - The number 21 Metro bus heads north along 35th Avenue Southwest on Feb. 6.

FILE - A man walks south through the snow along 35th Avenue Southwest in West Seattle on Feb. 6.

FILE - A man walks south through the snow along 35th Avenue Southwest in West Seattle on Feb. 6.

FILE - The House family shovels snow in front of their house in West Seattle on Feb. 6.

FILE - The House family shovels snow in front of their house in West Seattle on Feb. 6.

A couple walks with dogs on 36th Avenue Southwest in West Seattle on Feb. 6.

A couple walks with dogs on 36th Avenue Southwest in West Seattle on Feb. 6.

Thus, expect snow showers to develop late Saturday night and continue into Sunday. Forecast models are writing snow totals of about one to two inches across much of the area above a few hundred feet, with a few isolated spots in the higher hills getting three inches -- perhaps enough for a snowman to score big in your neighborhood on makeup or costume design. The best areas to get these totals are Snohomish County away from the water (where elevations run 300-500 feet), the Cascade foothills and even just the higher hills of eastern King County like Union Hill or Kent East Hill.

On the other hand, those of you near sea level near the shorelines and in downtown Seattle will need some serious editing for any snow photos as you'll see little, if any accumulations (although the Seattle hilltops like West Seattle, Capitol Hill and Queen Anne might see some minor accumulations).

Whatever falls, if you aim to make a documentary on late February snows in the Puget Sound region, think more short subject than feature length -- temperatures will warm into the 40s Sunday afternoon as the showers move out, quickly melting the snow. It'll be music to those who want to drive around Sunday evening, but snow fans might be thinking "quel dommage" ("what a pity").

A few isolated snow/rain showers are possible Monday and Tuesday mornings above 300 feet again but moisture appears limited and no additional accumulations are expected at this time. By Wednesday, we're warm enough to be all rain.

Our editors found this article on this site using Google and regenerated it for our readers.

Comments

Warning!

You have to login for comment. If you are not a member? Register now.

Login Sign Up