Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

More snow expected Sunday night, Monday night and Tuesday

More snow expected Sunday night, Monday night and Tuesday

Snow began falling north of Seattle with some areas recording 8 inches (20 centimeters) of snow before it made its way south and enveloped the city.

Meanwhile, cold temperatures are expected in the region overnight Saturday, with temperatures dropping to 15-20 degrees and the wind chill in the single digits.

Friday afternoon, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency to make more resources available for winter storm response.

"Winds gusting to 30-40 miles per hour across most of Washington will cause blowing and drifting of snow to continue, especially east of the Cascades, on Saturday", Dan Pydynowski, an AccuWeather senior meteorologist said.

More storms are on the way for much of next week.

Residents of the Northwest are dealing with a heavy snowfall, and meteorologists say more is likely on the way. The Consumers Energy utility said power would be restored by late Sunday.

Drivers are being advised to expect a longer commute than normal.

"The storm is drifting away and will continue to unload heavy snow on the Sierra Nevada in California into Sunday, but left the Seattle area with 6-10 inches of snow in its wake", Rossio said.

About 200 flights were canceled at Seattle-Tacoma and Portland worldwide airports Saturday, roughly matching the number of Friday cancellations.

"This is an extreme weather event, and offering shelter is the most important thing we can do right now", he said.

If that wasn't enough, there's a possibility of more snow for Seattle Sunday into Monday. Even more snow was expected to fall Friday into Saturday so residents should be sure to keep tabs on the storm and heed any warnings from authorities in the area.

Autumn Sang was at a mobbed grocery store in Tualatin, Oregon, on Friday stocking up for the coming storm for herself and her neighbor, who is disabled and doesn't have a auto. After that, forecasters will be focused on a "quick, nearly clipper like system" that will likely bring more snow.

"I love it. I'm excited about it", she said of the snow. "If you don't have to go out, don't go out'".

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