A storm brought high winds to Western Washington and blizzard conditions to the Cascades and Olympics overnight and it was expected to continue through most of the day.
Thousands of customers acros the region were reported to have lost power Monday morning.
A tree fell and broke through the roof of a home in Lakewood, landing on a baby's crib with the sleeping baby inside Monday morning. Nobody was hurt.
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Keisha Burns from KING 5 Weather said it will be wet and and windy in the morning. The strongest winds can be expected in the morning with gusts near 50 mph. Those winds should ease later in the afternoon. See Futurecast
Snow may mix with rain in spots, mainly away from Puget Sound. Rain will taper to showers later in the afternoon. Highs will top out in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Expect heavy snopw over the Olympics and west slopes of the Cascades. 24-hour snowfall totals of 1-to-3 feet are likely by Monday night and the snow level will stay below all the passes. Winds will increase before sunrise with gusts near 60 mph possible. Gusts on the exposed ridges will be between 70-90 mph. The snow and strong winds will cause zero visibility at times. Latest pass conditions
Avalanche warnings have been posted for the Olympics and Cascades. Expect some delays for avalanche control if you are crossing the mountains.
A coastal flood watch is in effect for the inland waters around the Monday morning high tide. Tidal overflow and flooding near the beaches is possible. The time of high tide will be Monday morning at 8 or 9 a.m. Grays Harbor Emergency Management is preparing for possible dangerous conditions.
Puget Sound Energy is mobilizing for high winds, with 83 crews ready to respond. PSE asks that outages be reported by calling 1-888-255-5773.
Seattle City Light encouraged people to prepare for power outages. If outages do occur, call (206) 684-7400 to report them and visit www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat or their mobile site http://m.seattle.gov/light for outage information. Additional preparedness tips are available at www.takewinterbystorm.org .