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December 19, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Ready for snow tomorrow?

Got your snow gear ready for tomorrow’s commute?

There’s a winter storm watch in effect and snow is expected to fall, but just how much is uncertain, according to the National Weather Service.

The forecast calls for 1 to 5 inches of snow from Tacoma to Bellingham late tonight through tomorrow morning.

Talk of the first Seattle snow this season has generated a good deal of buzz, but meteorologists say just how much will actually fall in the Puget Sound region tonight and tomorrow is still a bit sketchy.

“There’s still an awful lot of uncertainty on how this is going to unfold,” says Allen Kam, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Seeing five inches of snow in downtown Seattle tomorrow morning “is an unlikely scenario.”

Nevertheless, any snow can make for an unpleasant morning commute so be prepared for one just in case.

The snow will be followed by rain later in the day and the temperature is expected to reach around 43 degrees.

Up to three inches of snow is predicted on the coast and in southwest Washington, said Kam said. Heavier snow is expected in the mountains, making driving difficult through the Cascade passes.

Forecasters say the region will be drier through Christmas, expect cloudy weather with the possibility of sporadic rain showers.

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