The “s” word – snow – has crept into the forecast again, but not in a huge way.
A cold front moving in Wednesday evening could drop the snow level well below 1,000 feet, producing a dusting or more around Puget Sound.
“Maybe the tops of the higher hills could get an inch or two,” said Danny Mercer of the Weather Service, “places like the Cascade foothills, the Issaquah Highlands or the top of Queen Anne.”
In the meantime, snow is staying where it belongs – in the mountains. Heavy snow, as much as 18 inches, could fall in the passes today and tonight. Traffic on Interstate 90 across Snoqualmie Pass could be particularly difficult during the day today, as a coat of ice forms on top of compact snow.
Today and Tuesday are forecast to be wet all around Western Washington, with an 80 percent chance of rain in the Seattle area today (make that 100 percent if you’re already wet) and a 90 percent chance Tuesday.