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December 6, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Light snow falls on beaches; drier, colder weather coming

How cold was it in Seattle? A frozen fountain at Chandler's Cove tells the tale Friday at South Lake Union. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

How cold was it in Seattle? A frozen fountain at Chandler’s Cove tells the tale Friday at South Lake Union. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

After an unusual end to the work week that included snow on the ocean beaches, drier – and chillier – conditions are expected for the rest of the weekend for Western Washington, said Chris Burke of the National Weather Service.

Cold north winds drove down temperatures across the region late Friday afternoon, and Burke said that on Friday night into Saturday morning the reading could dip to 19 degrees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 10 degrees lower than the previous night. Other lows: 18 at Everett, 19 at Tacoma and 19 at Olympia.

And Saturday night could be even a few degrees colder, Burke said.

The best chance of snow in the Puget Sound area could come as moisture moves back into the area Monday, but large accumulations are not expected.  Warmer air will arrive by Tuesday, with highs of about 39 forecast in the Seattle area, and overnight lows that stay above the freezing level.

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