Bundle up! It's going to get cold! National Weather Service issues statement

Snow possible this weekend; Temperatures down to 20 degrees below normal

The National Weather Service has issued Special Weather Statement that warns of very low temperatures and possible snow this weekend.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

...COLD TEMPERATURES CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY...
...LOWLAND SNOW POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND...

A COLD AIR MASS OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COMBINED WITH DRY LOW LEVEL OFFSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE TO BRING BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES TO WESTERN WASHINGTON. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE TEENS TO 20S...WITH SINGLE DIGITS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY NIGHT. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL ONLY REACH THE LOW TO MID 30S. THIS IS 10 TO 20 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

MOISTURE WILL SPREAD OVER WESTERN WASHINGTON ON SATURDAY AS A WARM FRONT MOVES INLAND. PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY BEGIN AS SNOW SINCE THE LOW LEVEL AIR MASS WILL STILL REMAIN COLD. THERE WILL THEN BE A TRANSITION FROM SNOW TO RAIN SATURDAY NIGHT OR SUNDAY MORNING AS WARMER MARINE AIR SURGES INLAND.

AT THIS POINT IN TIME...THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF UNCERTAINTIES IN IN THE WEATHER MODELS AS THE EXACT TIMING AND SNOWFALL TOTALS FOR THIS EVENT ARE UNCLEAR. STAY TUNED TO THE LATEST BROADCASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OR VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE FOR
UPDATES ON THE WEATHER THIS WEEKEND.

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