It looks like there is going to be snow in the Seattle area!

Snow is expected to start Thursday, maybe, but how much will fall and where is still unknown, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.

What we know for sure is that it will be cold enough for snow, weather service meteorologist Matthew Cullen said. And that, if there is snow, some areas of the Puget Sound — the south in this case — will see more of it than the north.

Our first, lighter snow is expected to start late afternoon or early evening Thursday, he said.

Another round, the one that could drop several inches, is expected to start Friday night into Saturday, Cullen said.

While some local weather experts and aficionados are predicting a massive snowpocalypse, the weather service says its “confidence is not very high” that this will be a major snow event.


The question remains how much moisture will be in the air, he said. Some computer models show much of the region getting a snow dusting of less than an inch, while others predict nine to 10 inches, Cullen said.

The take-home message, he said, is to keep checking the forecasts.

Seattle had its snowiest February in half a century two years ago when more than 20 inches blanketed the city through the winter, shutting roads, businesses and schools.

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