Winter Storm Watch in effect

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The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Winter Storm Watch, effective from noon Friday, February 8 through Saturday, February 9 for much of the Puget Sound region, including King County.

A Winter Storm Watch means that heavy snow is possible in this area, with total accumulations in the six to nine inch range. There remains some uncertainty in the details, as a few areas could see a foot of snow, while other locations may only see two to four inches. Windy conditions will develop late Friday night into Saturday with north winds 20 to 35 mph. Temperatures late Friday night through Saturday will fall through the 20s.

The heaviest snow in King County is expected from Friday night into Saturday morning. Travel could be very difficult to impossible during and after the storm.

Stay up to date on the latest forecasts, and take time now to prepare yourself and your household for storm impacts.