Weather

Live school closure list

Schools across the region are closed or delayed due to the weather conditions.

KOMO News is tracking the closures live at KOMONews.com.

As soon as district officials make their decision on what to do this morning they alert us and we update our list.

Snow moves into area, mainly gone by morning

Snow moves into area, mainly gone by morning

After days of anticipation, snow began falling across Western Washington Tuesday afternoon, but thankfully it waited until the evening commute had finished.

Snow began in Forks and in parts of Southwestern Washington just before 2:30 p.m. and had spread into the Seattle-Tacoma area just after 6:30 p.m.

Worries that the snow would roll into Seattle during the height of the evening commute were eased as the snow came in at the tail end of the commute, and a dry east wind was evaporating the first initial bands of snow before it could reach the ground.

The threat of late evening snow was forcing several school districts, including Seattle and Bellevue, to cancel evening activities, although classes were generally releasing on schedule. (See full list of school-related closures.)

Cold, dry air is already in place for a strong Pacific storm to spread moisture over the area. While temperatures were in the upper 30s by the afternoon, the dry air will allow temperatures to cool rapidly when the storm arrives and we expect all areas to begin as snow.

For many areas, including the Seattle-Tacoma metro area, the snow is expected to only last a few hours before changing over to rain, and is not expected to accumulate to much. And for some areas outside of Seattle, several inches of snow could fall, especially to the areas far north and west of the city.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the greater Bellingham/Western Whatcom County area, as well as the Hood Canal area until 7 a.m. Wednesday for as much as 3-6 inches of snow, with added potential of freezing rain before the snow changes to rain.

For all other areas, including the Seattle Metro area, a lesser Winter Weather Advisory is in effect. For Seattle and environs, to the north that aren't in the warning, it's in effect until 4 a.m. Wednesday. For Southwestern Washington and the central coast, it's in effect until 10 p.m. Tuesday due to the expected earlier arrival and changeover to rain.

The snow will gradually change to rain by late Tuesday evening or Tuesday night, and by Wednesday morning, most areas will be seeing rain and warming temperatures and what snow that fell will begin to melt and no issues are expected with the Wednesday morning commute.

In addition, gusty east winds will continue to blow out of the gaps in the Cascade Mountains. Gusts have been reported at 35-45 mph. Winds will taper off around midnight.

Wind and waves rock Edmonds

Wind, waves and whitecaps are ruling the day in Edmonds today. The ferry dock is being pounded and the railroad tracks have been covered with spray all day long. Winds have been in the 30-40 mph range all day with higher gusts.

Last night's Edmonds sunset and crescent moon!

Last night's crescent moon sank into a gorgeous sunset over Edmonds! 

June-uary has produced such beautiful sunsets in Edmonds

Although June-uary has been colder and wetter than we would prefer and as we drift ever closer to July, the clouds have created some amazing sunsets for us to enjoy. While they don't keep us any warmer, they do remind us of one of the reasons we call this beautiful place home.

A sunny day on Alki

With the return of Spring weather, more people are getting out and enjoying the Alki area!