Meteorologists are calling for up to an inch of snow in the Seattle area, with South Sound areas getting more.
Forecasters expect a light dusting of snow to cover the Seattle area early Tuesday when a cold front moves over the Puget Sound region.
According to the National Weather Service, rain showers will mix with snow after 4 a.m. and could last until 10 a.m., totaling up to an inch of accumulation in the Seattle area.
And for areas south of the city, forecasters say, snowfall will total up to 2 inches.
“The heaviest stuff will be in Tacoma, south,” said service meteorologist Johnny Burg. “Areas north of Seattle could get a little to nothing at all.”
Burg said Tuesday-morning commuters should plan for extra time.
“Snow can make roads slick,” Burg said. “Take it easy. ”
The snow won’t likely stick around in the metro area, considering Seattle’s daytime high temperature are expected in the upper 30s, he said.
Tuesday night’s forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and a low temperature around 29 degrees, according to the service. Wind-chill could put that between 19 and 24 degrees.
Those conditions are part of cold air from British Columbia moving through the region. “It won’t be as severe as what we saw last week, but it’s certainly going to be colder than normal,” said Doug McDonnal, a service meteorologist, early Monday.
Overnight lows on Wednesday and Thursday will be below freezing, according to the service’s forecast. Daytime highs will reach only the mid-30s.
Farther north, residents of San Juan and Whatcom counties should brace for high winds. Starting Monday evening, gusts out of the northeast could reach up to 50 mph, McDonnal said.