SEATTLE -- The Thursday snow around Western Washington turned to Friday rain in most of the region. But people living in the northern part of the state could continue to see snow through the weekend.
Most major roads are bare and wet Friday morning although some bridges and overpasses, and some residential streets and arterials remained extra slick for the first part of the morning commute. Hundreds of schools closed or got off to late starts Friday.
Snowfall amounts Thursday night into Friday ranged from a trace to 3 inches in most places, although some higher hills likely received more.
KING 5 Meteorologist Rich Marriott says most of the area will get rain Friday with temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s. Areas north of Mount Vernon could continue to get light snow or freezing rain.
The mountains could receive 8-to-14 inches of new snow between Friday and Saturday morning. That could lead to pass closures. Summit at Snoqualmie announced Summit Central would open Friday and Alpental would open Saturday.
Over the weekend, several weather systems could bring rain showers with snow levels at 1,500 - 2,000 feet.
There is a chance for more snow next week.
South Puget Sound was the first to get snow Thursday night, and the commute did not go well for everyone. Amanda Wolf found herself in need of help in an Olympia parking lot.
“I came to warn my co-worker that the roads were bad and so I parked over here, and when I took off I slid into the side and I got stuck,” said Wolf.
Fortunately, motorists were willing to stop and help get her Mustang out of the snow.
Photos: December snowstorm
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