Regional winter weather advisory remains in effect

December 18, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 10 a.m. Dec. 18, 2012

Issaquah and other areas throughout Western Washington remain under a winter weather advisory until noon Tuesday, as snow lingers in the forecast.

National Weather Service meteorologists issue a winter weather advisory for a variety of conditions, such as freezing rain and snow occurring at the same time. Though the conditions pose risks, the advisory means life-threatening winter weather is not expected.

Meteorologists said conditions exist for lowland snow showers as temperatures hover in the 30s and snow levels remain only a few hundred feet above sea level. The chance of snow is expected to decrease Tuesday morning as temperatures increase into the upper 30s and low 40s.

Expect snow to turn to rain in Issaquah between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The snow level is expected to reach 300 feet. Snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Forecasters predict little or no snow accumulation for Tuesday night. Expect rain to turn to snow, especially after 10 p.m. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

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