SEATTLE – It’s a cozy day in western Washington as we track mostly cloudy skies and some drizzle around the region. Monday remains mostly cloudy, but abundant sunshine returns on Tuesday afternoon.
Today’s highs will hit the mid-40s around Puget Sound and the coast. When you factor in the clouds, those temperatures feel even colder! Some neighborhoods will enjoy the afternoon sun, particularly the North Shore, the Olympics, and the North Cascades.
Per WSDOT: “US 2 is closed east of Stevens Pass from milepost 84.75 at Coles Corner to milepost 99 at Leavenworth through Tumwater Canyon due to avalanche hazard. A detour is available.”
You can find updated conditions on the Washington State Department of Transportation website.
According to the Northwest Avalanche Center, the avalanche danger is “considerable” today, which is a level three out of five. Avalanche danger drops to “moderate” levels tomorrow (level two of five).
There’s a small chance of some lighter passing showers today, but most backyards will end up dry.
If you’re heading to the Yakima Valley today, check conditions with the Pendleton National Weather Service. Winter weather could create treacherous travel conditions.
If you’re cheering on the Seahawks at Lumen Field today, I recommend dressing in warm layers. Make sure you have a hoodie in case light rain shows up. Have fun and go Hawks!
Tomorrow will start gray. Some sunbreaks are available for Monday afternoon. On Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, some neighborhoods could be dealing with fog or freezing fog. Every day, once the fog lifts, there should be plenty of sunlight.
Temperatures remain cool through the remainder of the seven-day forecast. You can expect sunshine from start to finish Thursday through Saturday. Wrap!
PS: Our snow cap is in great shape. We are more than 100 percent above normal in every basin in the state.
Although our snowpack is likely to rise and fall as the season progresses, if the snowpack stays strong there are all sorts of benefits, including:
Take care and have a great week!
Meteorologist Abby Acone
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