SEATTLE – After record-breaking low temperatures Wednesday, we'll see a warm-up beginning Thursday. But some areas could see some snow flurries as the transition begins.
KING 5 Chief Meteorologist Jeff Renner says early on Thanksgiving morning, a warm front will spread increasing snow into Western Washington. Accumulations should be minimal and shouldn't affect travel except along the Hood Canal, parts of Kitsap county, as well as north of Seattle. Check the forecast
It should turn entirely to rain over most of the Puget Sound region by mid-day or early afternoon Thursday, though pockets of snow may remain over Whatcom County through much of the afternoon and along Hood Canal until early Friday.
The mountain passes could also get messy with increasingly heavy snow Thursday night.
Many side streets remain very icy. Some of the snow melted during the day Wednesday, then froze over again as temperatures dropped. Icy conditions were expected again Thursday morning. Check the traffic
As expected, the temperature dropped to 14 degrees early Wednesday at Sea-Tac Airport, breaking the old record of 16 from 1985.
The King County Medical Examiner's Office says two people have died from hypothermia as a result of the storm. They are a 76-year-old man from Redmond and a 66-year-old man from Issaquah.
In Kitsap County, 13,000 were still without power Wednesday night. Puget Sound Energy was hoping to have them all back by midnight. A warming shelter is set up at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.