Puget Sound missed out on a white Christmas this year, but we might get a snowy New Year’s Eve.
The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement Thursday evening calling for snow this weekend.
“There is a high likelihood that at least some of the western Washington interior will get accumulating snow sometime between late Saturday afternoon and New Years Day,” the Weather Service said.
Cold air from our neighbors to the north will mix with lingering precipitation, and that means snow. The Weather Service predicted from a trace to 3 inches.
Timing is elusive, but expect to see some flakes if you stay out too late on New Year’s Eve.
Snow accumulations are expected to be greater in Seattle than in Tacoma.
After the weekend, temperatures will begin to fall dramatically. Afternoon highs are not expected to go much above freezing. Lows could dip to 20 on Tuesday.