As the cold snap continues, cities and counties in Western Washington are opening up their severe weather shelters.
Seattle's Human Service Department is opening a shelter Thursday night. Salvation Army will operate the shelter for adults 18 and older at the Seattle Municipal Tower. The shelter will operate from 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
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Thurston County Public Health and Social Services issued a "Code Blue" advisory to increase shelter capacity through 7 a.m. on Friday. Expanded shelter options are available at the Salvation Army and Union Gospel Mission for single men and women. Family Support Center's Pear Blossom Place is available for families with children needing shelter. Community Youth Service is available for adults ages 18-24.
There are four severe weather shelters in Kitsap County. Gateway Fellowship in Poulsbo, Port Orchard United Methodist Church in Port Orchard, and Silverdale United Methodist Church in Silverdale are open from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. The shelter at Village Green Community Center in Kingston is open from 6:30 p.m. 6:30 a.m.
Lynnwood's severe weather shelter is open to families and individuals. Everyone in need of shelter are asked to meet outside of Lynnwood City Hall by 7 p.m. for transport to a local shelter facility. An additional shuttle stop is located in the Trader Joe's parking lot at Highway 99 and 196th Street SW.
Overnight temperatures are again expected to drop near or below freezing overnight Thursday. Temperatures will dip into the mid- to upper-teens for some areas. It will be in the 20s in most other areas around Western Washington, except for Seattle, where temperatures will be in the 30s, according to the Weather Service.
The cold snap we're experiencing is expected to continue through Friday.