Flurries possible south of Tacoma on Thursday

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 6 at 2:36 PM

Temperatures across the area dropped well below freezing Wednesday night. With the addition of strong winds, some places dropped into single digits.

KING 5 Meteorologist Jeff Renner said on Thursday Western Washington will be mostly sunny in the morning, with increasing clouds later in the afternoon or evening.

“Some snow flurries will be possible from Seattle south to Chehalis late Thursday,” Renner said.

Flurries will be most likely south of Chehalis, with minor accumulations (an inch or two) possible in the area from Kelso to Vancouver.

Expect highs in the low to mid 30s with 10-20 mph winds, stronger near the foothills, with possible gusts to 40 near North Bend and Enumclaw.
 
On Thursday afternoon, some moisture could move in over south Puget Sound and the southwest interior.

“That could set off some snow flurries, mainly in the afternoon or evening, especially south of Seattle,” said Renner.

There's a slight chance of flurries from Olympia north to Seattle, with a greater chance of  snow south of Chehalis; trace to an inch or two of snow will be possible from Kelso south to Vancouver and Portland. Some flurries could linger Friday morning, but then taper off.
 
Temperatures are likely to moderate over the weekend, with rain at times later Sunday and the early to mid part of next week.
 

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