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November 17, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Snow: Friday commuters could see some

UPDATE 11/18, 6:00 a.m.: There are reports of snow in portions of Snohomish County, where it’s coming down at 6 a.m. and sticking. There are also reports of dustings in Pierce County, but only scattered showers in Seattle.

UPDATE: An inch or two of snow could fall anywhere from Seattle to Mount Vernon if a “convergence zone” forms overnight, according to a “Special Weather Statement” from the Weather Service at midday Thursday.

A mix of snow and rain showers are expected over the next couple of days, but the advisory said most areas won’t see an accumulation of snow.

— Earlier post —

Puget Sound area commuters could have snow in their path Friday morning. And the higher your elevation, the more likely it is you’ll see it.

“It’s most likely in the hills, but it could happen almost anywhere” said Chris Burke of the Weather Service. “It’s not likely to be widespread; it’s likely to be scattered.”

Burke said heavy snowfall is not anticipated, and lowland areas may not see more than an inch.  The same scenario could be in place Saturday morning.

Local hilltops, Cascade foothills and a convergence zone in Snohomish counties have a greater chance of snow.

Even if it doesn’t snow much, some roadways could be hazardous, as sub-freezing temperatures are expected Friday and Saturday night.

The Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is warning drivers to use extra caution and be prepared for ice and “winter-like driving conditions.”

WSDOT crews will be on the highways ahead of the storm, pre-treating areas where ice is likely to form first, such as bridges and ramps.

 

 

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