LATE SCHOOL START MONDAY IN ANTICIPATION OF WINTER ADVISORY

February 3rd, 2019 - Posted in Alerts

Late Start & Possible Snow on Vashon

* Anticipating winter weather conditions, all VISD schools will be on a 2 1/2 hour late start schedule on Monday, February 4, 2019.

If road conditions deteriorate, another update regarding the start of school will be posted.

Today:

Rain and snow showers likely before 10pm, then snow showers. Low around 30. Wind chill values between 22 and 27. West southwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming north 12 to 17 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation in the Puget Sound Region of 1 to 2 inches is possible.

NOTE: Uncertainty exists in regards to snow amounts and location, but amounts in the Lowlands is expected to remain light Monday Snow showers likely, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 31. Wind chill values between 17 and 22. Blustery, with a north wind 21 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

General Forecast:

A colder weather system will move aross the area today into Monday. Scattered showers across the area will transition from rain to snow later today as snow levels drop from north to south. Snow showers will continue across most of the area this evening into early Monday morning with heaviest snow expected overnight. Given the showery nature of this system, snow amounts will not be uniform with heavier accumulations possible in stronger showers. Showers will decrease Monday morning as the system exits south of the area. Cooler temperatures will arrive Monday and continuing into Wednesday with highs only in the 30s and lower 40s and lows in the teens to 20s. This is around 10 to 15 degrees cooler than normal for the first week of February.

Caution:

Commuters should monitor road conditions Monday morning as slick roads may impact the morning commute.

This message was posted at 15:15 on Sunday and will be updated as needed.

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