Ice forms on roadways during first round of wintry mix

Ice forms on roadways during first round of wintry mix

The precipitation returns Monday evening in the form of overnight snow, sleet and freezing rain.

We get about a 24 hour break before the next storm is likely to arrive area-wide.

Schools and universities closed across Washington state and the Legislature cancelled all hearings Monday as the Northwest dealt with snow and ice and prepared for more as a series of winter storms socked the region.

Parts of the US Pacific Northwest are being inundated with unusually high levels of snow.

SNOWFALL: This will likely be another impactful storm with the potential for several more inches of accumulation. For the winter so far, 64.2 inches have fallen, about 7 inches more than normal, according to Weather Service records.

We haven't had much winter yet this season, but brace yourself for a bit tomorrow. Expect blowing snow and possibly some drifting, while visibility will be reduced as well, down near a quarter of a mile in any heavier bands that develop.

Environment Canada says this weather system may have a significant impact on travel.

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Hundreds of flights have been cancelled at Washington's Seattle-Tacoma and Portland International airports in recent days. The National Weather Service said additional snow could fall February 9, and another storm was expected early next week.

The first round of wintry weather will start after midnight tonight and last through Tuesday afternoon.

In Seattle, where such snow is a rarity, residents cleared out grocery store shelves and left work early Friday afternoon as the storm arrived. "Timing of heavy snow will occur during the evening commute, especially along and north of the Pike including Boston".

A winter storm watch is in effect from Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon.

Forecasters have warned of more to come on Sunday and Monday. Blue=Winter Storm Watch, Purple=Winter Weather Advisory. The threat is for risky conditions from freezing rain and sleet to accumulating snow.

TUESDAY: Rain. Some sleet or freezing rain possible.

Dan Zarrow is Chief Meteorologist for Townsquare Media New Jersey.

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