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‘Snow should be everywhere:’ Weekend could bring another 3 to 6 inches in the lowlands

Snow day in Tacoma leads to downhill fun

Families play in the snow at Vassault Park in Tacoma on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. There should be plenty more opportunity as forecasts show up to 8 inches falling in the Tacoma-Seattle area by Saturday.
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Families play in the snow at Vassault Park in Tacoma on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. There should be plenty more opportunity as forecasts show up to 8 inches falling in the Tacoma-Seattle area by Saturday.

Snow this weekend almost seems a sure thing.

Forecasters seem increasingly confident that a storm moving south from Canada will hit Western Washington on Friday, dropping anywhere from 3 to 6 inches in the Tacoma-Seattle area.

“Past Friday night, snow should be everywhere,” according to the National Weather Service. “Snow should continue throughout the day Saturday.”

Snow flurries may stretch into Sunday morning, though most of the day is expected to be dry and cold.

It remained frigid Wednesday, with roads again icing overnight and several Pierce County school districts getting a late start.

Tacoma was a cool 23 degrees, Lakewood was at 16, University Place was 19, Crystal Mountain was 4 and the Paradise area of Mount Rainier National Park registered at 7 degrees. (Check your city’s morning low here).

“This is one cold wave that is not going away, with the entire week being far cooler than normal,” Cliff Mass, a University of Washington meteorologist, wrote on his blog.

Stacia Glenn covers crime and breaking news in Pierce County. She started with The News Tribune in 2010. Before that, she spent six years writing about crime in Southern California for another newspaper.


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