National Weather Service releases winter storm warning for east Puget Sound region

The National Weather Service has released a winter storm warning Sunday, Feb. 5.

The service is predicting possible snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches by 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6.

Overnight lows are predicted to be 30 tonight and tomorrow the high to 35.

Snow or rain is predicted Tuesday.

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

303 PM PST SUN FEB 5 2017

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SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-EVERETT AND VICINITY-TACOMA AREA-

EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-BELLEVUE AND VICINITY-

SEATTLE AND VICINITY-BREMERTON AND VICINITY-

303 PM PST SUN FEB 5 2017

…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST MONDAY…

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE.

LOCALIZED ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE CLOSE TO

THE CASCADES.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…SEATTLE…EVERETT…TACOMA…

BREMERTON…OLYMPIA…CHEHALIS AND MOST LOWLAND LOCATIONS EAST

AND SOUTHEAST OF PUGET SOUND.

* TIMING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE THIS EVENING AND

CONTINUE OFF AND ON THROUGH EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* MAIN IMPACT…ROADS AND SIDEWALKS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND

VERY SLIPPERY. TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY

DURING THE MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE. DELAYS MAY BE SIGNIFICANT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER

CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF

SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN

AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL… KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…

FOOD… AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.