The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch and winter weather advisory today, warning of more snow on the way.
An upper level weather system will move across Western Washington today, bringing heavy snow showers to parts of the region. The NWS reports potential for a major winter storm to impact the lowlands late Tuesday night through Wednesday night.
This afternoon and evening, snow showers may result in 1 to 3 inches of new snow across the peninsula. Another 3 to 7 inches are possible late tonight through Tuesday, according to the advisory.
Travel difficulties are likely as snow continues to fall and temperatures stay in the low-30s and upper-20s through Thursday.
The NWS urges people who must travel to carry and extra flashlight, water, food and blankets in case of an emergency.
The four-day forecast is as follows: Today, scattered snow showers and cloudy, with a high near 35 degrees. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Tonight: Snow showers, mainly after 10 p.m. with temperatures near 31 degrees and new snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tuesday: Snow showers and a high near 33 degrees with 1 to 2 inches of new snow accumulation possible. Tuesday night’s temperatures will drop near 26 degrees with another 1 to 3 inches of new snow possible.
Wednesday: Heavy snow and a high near 30 degrees with new snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible. Wednesday evening’s forecast calls for more snow until 10 p.m., when it is expected to turn to rain.
Thursday: Rain and snow with a snow level 200 feet, high temperatures near 45 degrees and little or no snow accumulation expected.