WEATHER: ‘Brief Period Of Light Snow Is Possible’ Tonight/Sunday Morning

The National Weather Service released a “Special Weather Statement” Saturday afternoon (Jan. 29), warning that “a brief period of light snow is possible” starting late tonight or Sunday morning.

Apparently a cold front is moving down, and it may collide with some precipitation, with ‘may’ being the key word here.

No significant snowfall is expected though, so don’t get too excited. The risk of snow will taper off by Sunday afternoon.

Here’s the statement in its entirety:

Statement as of 5:02 PM PST on January 29, 2011

… A brief period of light snow is possible across the interior lowlands late tonight or Sunday morning…

A modified Arctic front will move into the north interior later tonight and then sweep across the rest of the area on Sunday. The colder air associated with this front will arrive about the same time the precipitation will be tapering off. Thus there may be a brief period of snow or mixed rain and snow before the precipitation comes to an end.

Any snow that falls should be light… therefore significant accumulation appeared unlikely. At the most… expect only a dusting. Also… temperatures at most places will be a little too warm for the snow to stick. The exceptions will be the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca and the east Puget Sound lowlands where locally up to an inch is possible.

The risk of snow will come to an end across The Lowlands by Sunday afternoon.

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