Whether you love it or hate it, snow does come to Seattle every once in a while. The National Weather Service forecast is calling for snowfall of around four inches in the Seattle area this Tuesday, December 20. Seattle is notorious for being ill-equipped for snow so you’ll definitely want to be prepared.
Read on for all the details about this week’s expected snow in Seattle!
The expected snow in Seattle this week is predicted to start in earnest on Tuesday and continue into the evening. There is a 65% chance of accumulated snowfall of over four inches.
Then, later this week, freezing rain will come to the Seattle area. Thursday night through Friday in particular will see icy rain so keep that in mind if you have travel plans. Thursday is also expected to be the coldest day of this week, with a possible low of 12 degrees Fahrenheit.
So if you were hoping for a white Christmas in Seattle next week, it’s starting to seem like you’ll be disappointed. Icy cold rain isn’t as nearly as much fun as a winter wonderland, but at least we won’t have to worry about anyone getting too confident and attempting to drive on Seattle’s snow-covered hills.
Regardless of whether we get snow sticking to the ground or just very cold rain for Christmas this weekend, be sure to keep an eye on the weather report and exercise caution if you must drive somewhere.
Also, make sure to remove any ice or snow from the sidewalks in front of your home (unless you rent, in which case that responsibility falls to your landlord).
Stay safe and warm, Seattle!