Love is in the air, but that’s not all — snow is a possibility across the Puget Sound for Valentine’s Day.
Starting Monday evening, a cold front is moving through the area, which is expected to dump rain over the lowlands and snow in the mountains.
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The colder air coming in behind the front may lead to some heavy pockets of showers and even some scattered thunderstorms.
“There could be some pockets of wet snow tonight in heavy showers, with a better shot overnight with any lingering moisture. Computer models are having a hard time nailing down how much moisture there will be when cold air makes its way in late,” Nick Allard, KIRO 7 meteorologist, said.
There is a Winter Storm Warning for the Central Cascades for around 8 to 20 inches of snow, and Winter Weather Advisories for the rest of the Cascades for around 5 to 15 inches of snow.
Colder air will filter southward into the region Monday behind a cold front. While not a major lowland snow event, light accums will be possible as snow levels lower close to sea level by Monday evening. Locally higher totals will be possible under convergence zone bands. #WAwx pic.twitter.com/OjQj6Cr5aQ
— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) February 13, 2023
Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, four Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are open Monday, Feb. 13, and Tuesday, Feb. 14. Hours of operation will be from 6 p.m. until 7 a.m. except as noted for the Kingston location.
It will also be breezy to windy Monday, especially in the afternoon and evening. There are Wind Advisories at the north Coast and the Admiralty Inlet from noon until late Monday night, where gusts could be in the 40 to 50 mph range.
We look mainly dry on Wednesday and Thursday, with some rain moving in on Friday.
KIRO 7 contributed to this report