Kirkland could see another dusting of snow on Monday and icy roads during the Tuesday morning commute.
A strong cold front will sweep through Western Washington late tonight and Monday with low snow levels and possible accumulations near sea-level, according to a Special Weather Statement Sunday afternoon from the National Weather Service.
The majority of the front’s precipitation will likely fall as rain, but there is also a chance of wet snow during the morning hours. Some computer models suggest a slushy 1-2 inches of snow could accumulate in the early morning — mainly east of downtown Seattle and from north Seattle along the I-5 corridor to Bellingham. Areas along the north coast — eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca and over the San Juan Islands may also see similar accumulations. Details are still highly uncertain as amounts and distribution of any snow accumulation will likely vary.
UW meteorologist Cliff Mass also noted in his blog Sunday morning that forecast models indicated a good chance of Monday morning snow.
Rain and snow showers will end later Monday night with clearing expected. This will allow temperatures to drop into the mid 20s to lower 30s. Any wet pavement will likely freeze overnight possibly producing icy spots on roadways for the Tuesday morning commute.
*Editor’s Note: Information provided by the National Weather Service.