Weather forecasters are predicting 1-2 inches of snow in lowlands over the next 24 hours, just in time to add a degree of hazard to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day travel plans in Kitsap County.
For some, Friday morning started with snow sightings. The Bremerton National Airport got some and communities on the periphery of the Hood Canal reported about an inch.
“Right now in the region it seems to be rain at the moment, but I wouldn’t be surprised if higher hills get snow or ice,” National Weather Service Meteorologist Mary Butwin said Friday morning.
However, the real cold temperatures — by Western Washington standards — are expected to arrive around Monday, with highs in the 20s and lows in the teens. That pattern will extend later into the week when another system is expected to roll in Thursday, bringing with it the chance of more snow, Butwin said.
As for holiday travel, Butwin advised taking it slow.
“It’s going to be really showery,” Butwin said. “There are going to be some spots that see less than an inch, others could see more than two inches. It’s a tricky one.”