Spotty lowland snow north of Seattle

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Wednesday started off with spotty showers and sun breaks, but things are taking a colder turn.

The North Sound - specifically around Kenmore - was getting some light hail or wet snow Wednesday. But nothing major was sticking to the roads, which were mostly wet or slushy in spots.

Doppler radar shows off-and-on rain showers mostly off the Washington coast and north of Seattle in the convergence zone, around Mount Vernon Wednesday.  Snow levels dropped to around 800-1,000 feet, and we might even see an isolated thunderstorm Wednesday afternoon.

"With that elevation and above, you might see some wet snow that might stick, but not on the roads. The road (temperatures) are mostly in the 30s and low 40s," said KING 5 Meteorologist Rich Marriott. "We could see some snow mixed in with rain, but we're not looking at any accumulations near sea level today."

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For Thursday, colder, showery air moves in as a series of weather systems drops down the British Columbia coast. Snow levels drop to near 500 feet with a chance of wet snow mixed in with the rain. Heavier showers might produce some spotty but minor accumulations of wet snow Thursday.  Again, Mount Vernon will mostly likely see any rain or rain mixed with snow showers.

Scattered showers will continue Thursday, but snow accumulations should be limited during the day as it warms up.  However, spotty accumulations of wet snow are possible again overnight Thursday into the early morning Friday. 

While showers will continue Friday, daytime highs should be in the low 40s, too warm for any snow to stick. For Saturday into Sunday, we'll dry out and get some cool sunshine.

Beyond that, computer models are inconsistent on whether we'll see additional showers, but they agree it looks like we'll remain in a cool pattern with showers off and on next week.

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