ADVISORY: Cold Temps & Potential Snow Coming Monday?
According to the National Weather Service, we may be on the receiving end of some very cold temps and yes, maybe even snow in the Burien area over the next 24 hours, and the latest statement indicates potential precipitation in the afternoon/early evening:
Statement as of 4:59 PM PDT on March 08, 2009
…Another chance for lowland snow Monday followed by cold temperatures…
An Arctic front will slide out of the Fraser valley Monday morning… pushing south during the day. The front will drop up to a quick inch of snow as it pushes south through the northern interior Monday morning. It will likely reach the Seattle Metro area around noontime… where it will start to converge with slightly more moist air. As the front pushes into the Puget southern sound and southwest interior in the afternoon… there will be the potential for a couple of inches of snowfall.
Snow showers will come to an end from north to south on Monday… lingering into Monday evening for southern sections. Drier and colder air will quickly settle over western Washington Monday night.
Due to the Arctic origins of this airmass… record or near-record low temperatures are forecast for Monday and Tuesday night.
Temperatures will slowly moderate as the week progresses.