Rain mixed with snow greeted some morning drivers on the higher hill in the Snoqualmie Valley this morning. King 5 weather forecaster Jeff Renner said that’s because the some colder air from an approaching cold front moved in faster than predicted.
The National Weather Service (NOAA) says for today there shouldn’t be any snow accumulation below 500 feet, as temperatures will stay above freezing during the daylight hours. NOAA said in their morning weather discussion, “This should not amount to much except locally an inch or two close to the 1,000 foot level toward the foothills.”
Tonight as more cold air filters in, forecasters say the moisture will be running out, but that higher hills in eastern King County could get a dusting – possibly up to an inch or two depending on location and if scattered showers hit your neighborhood – or if a convergence zone forms.
So, don’t be surprised to see some snow flakes around the Valley today and tonight. Some higher elevation neighborhoods in North Bend and Snoqualmie could wake to a little snow tomorrow morning, too. Temperatures should be around freezing tonight, maybe a bit colder as you get up higher like Wilderness Rim and Snoqualmie Ridge areas.
Overall, weather forecasters don’t think any possible snow will be a big deal as far as commuting goes. But then again… how many times have they said that and the micro climate of the Snoqualmie Valley makes up its own mind?