Cold streak ending, light snow and freezing drizzle to come starting Monday

Staff writerDecember 8, 2013 

The cold is ending.

The South Sound is done with the 20s, and headed for the 40s later this week, the National Weather Service said.

Coastal winds Monday are expected to blow warm, moist Pacific air into the cold that’s been freezing the region, according to the Weather Service.

Temperatures about 32 degrees should turn that combination into light snow on Western Washington beaches Monday, which meteorologists say should blow inland to places such as Tacoma.

Inland, snow will accumulate, but in most places less than an inch.

Into Tuesday, that snow will become freezing rain and drizzle that will be light, but could still make roads and sidewalks hazardous.

Temperatures Tuesday afternoon should be above freezing, in the mid-to-high 30s, which will end the freezing precipitation.

Wednesday should be in the 40s, with a chance of showers or likely rain and highs in the 40s forecast each day through Sunday.

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