Western Washington is gearing up for the possibility of snow over the MLK Jr. weekend. Meteorologist Dennis D’Amico in the Seattle office says snow showers are likely Sunday but it doesn’t look like a widespread event. The National Weather Service website is calling for snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible, with the snow level expected at 200 – 300 feet.

Another system Monday or Tuesday could bring another chance of snow. The NWS is forecasting little or no snow, 50% chance of precipitation and highs in the upper 30’s.

D’Amico says the mountains can expect about a foot of new snow and it’s also likely in the valleys of Eastern Washington.

The incoming storm system will clear out stagnant air that has led to burns bans this week in Puget Sound counties.

By Wednesday next week, temperatures should reach 40 degrees.

— Copyright 2012 The Associated Press with contributions from tamacbsseattle


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