Forecast calls for snow — and more snow — in days ahead
January 8, 2011
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 10 a.m. Jan. 8, 2011
Some snowflakes could fall in Issaquah on Saturday night and Sunday, but the region could be digging out from under heavy snowfall by the middle of next week.
National Weather Service forecasters in Seattle said daytime rain could turn to snow throughout the day and overnight Saturday, as the mercury falls to the low 30s and the snow level drops to 500 feet in Issaquah. Snow accumulation of about 1 inch is possible. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
Meteorologists said Sunday brings a 50 percent chance of snow showers in Issaquah. Accumulation of about 1 inch is possible.
The weather service has issued a winter weather advisory for East King County through 4 a.m. Sunday.
Then, after a cold and dry Monday, snow re-enters the Issaquah forecast Tuesday night.
The weather service said the potential for a “widespread heavy snow event” exists in Western Washington from Wednesday through the end of next week. But meteorologists said the forecast remains in flux for next week, so a major snowstorm might not develop after all.
Motorists can check up-to-the-minute road conditions on real-time traffic cameras installed throughout Issaquah.
King County Road Services Division planners track road conditions for roads in rural and unincorporated areas during inclement conditions.
If drivers must abandon vehicles along Issaquah streets, park clear of travel lanes to allow snow equipment to pass. (The city tows vehicles left abandoned in travel lanes. Call the Issaquah Police Department nonemergency line, 837-3200, to locate vehicles after a snowstorm.)