From Komo 4 News:
"Tonight is the calm before the storm. We'll see generally mostly clear skies. A little random snow shower popped up in the greater Tacoma area, putting down a little more snow, but it'll fade away as the night goes on and it'll be clear but cold. Lows will drop into the low-mid teens.
The storm then begins Saturday, bringing the potential for widespread heavy snows, damaging winds, and a significant number of power outages to a region still recovering from two winter storms earlier in the week."
We live just west of where the worst of these winds will start: "Hurricane-force winds are possible for communities that nestle up against the Cascades in the eastern foothills of Snohomish, King and Pierce Counties, while farther west, several inches of snow are possible in the greater Seattle-Tacoma-Everett Metro area starting around sunset Saturday, and over toward the Olympic Mountains, they could be measuring new snowfall in feet."
General Forecast for the area: "Some lingering rain showers, possibly back to snow showers above 500 feet, linger for Monday, then we get a dry break for Monday afternoon into Tuesday.Long range models conflict on whether we warm up through Christmas week or stay cool. We have a few weak systems dropping in that could either be rain or snow, but no major accumulations expected, and snow levels could drift up to 500-1,000 feet." The interesting thing about this last part, is that earlier today the report was for us to warm up to the mid 40's and have straight rain by Christmas Day. Hmmm....sounds like they are hedging their bets a bit!
The good news is that I was able to get out and get a bit of my shopping done today and this evening, but I am not totally done yet and hope to get out tomorrow morning. I am praying we don't get those big winds as I am not really in the mood to lose my power. Then I can't finish baking or sew!