Forecast calls for snowy, soggy conditions in Issaquah

February 17, 2011

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 7 a.m. Feb. 17, 2011

Snow dappled Issaquah on Thursday morning, as meteorologists urged residents to prepare for cold temperatures and possible snow into next week.

National Weather Service meteorologists in Seattle said snow should continue in Issaquah until about 10 a.m. The total daytime accumulation could reach a half-inch. Then, the daytime high temperature should reach 42 degrees.

More rain and snow is forecast for Thursday night and Friday morning, though meteorologists do not expect significant accumulations.

Forecasters said the snow level should drop to sea level during heavy showers through Friday. Expect a rain-and-snow mix as scattered showers blanket the region.

Despite high temperatures in the 40s, cold air at upper elevations could support snow.

Issaquah 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 inclement conditions.

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