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December 4, 2013 at 8:02 AM

This chilly weather isn’t going away anytime soon

Leaves are covered with frost at Herring's House Park near the Duwamish River in Seattle early Wednesday morning.  Cold temperatures will continue through the rest of the week. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)

Leaves are covered with frost at Herring’s House Park near the Duwamish River in Seattle early Wednesday morning. Cold temperatures will continue through the rest of the week. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)

Have those ice scrapers and hefty parkas handy because the chilly temperatures you’re feeling now aren’t going away anytime soon.

Temperatures across the Puget Sound region are downright cold. In Seattle, folks woke up today to sub 30 degrees. In Olympia and Hood Canal, folks are feeling the winter blast at temperatures in the teens.

The cold and dry weather is expected to last through the weekend. Snow is not in the forecast for Seattle or the Cascades but a few flurries are possible around the Oregon border on Friday, said Jeff Michalski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

While it feels awfully cold, Michalski said we’re not seeing record-breaking temperatures.

“This is definitely below normal, but we can get a few cold snaps. The record low [for today] was 21 degrees at SeaTac in 1994,” he said.

The average high this time of year at SeaTac is 47 degrees, with a low of around 36 degrees.

The low temperature at  Sea-Tac today was 29 degrees.

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