High winds and high tides created a mess around Western Washington Monday, bringing down trees and power lines and flooding some waterfront areas at high tide. But as the wind died down Monday afternoon, forecasters were watching for possible snow in lower elevations for early Tuesday morning.
KING 5 Meteorologist Jim Guy said cold air moving in behind the Monday storm could drop the snow level down to near sea level during the day for a possible rain and snow mix or snow showers. There's also the possibility of a convergence zone that could form north of Seattle, which could mean snow accumulations.
Another 4-to-8 inches of snow was expected between noon and Tuesday night in the Olympics and west slopes of the Cascades. An avalance warning was posted for both mountain regions above 4,000 feet.Latest pass conditions
A number of areas along the waterfront, including West Seattle, Dash Point and Hood Canal were reporting flooding due to high winds combined with high tide. The West Seattle Blog posted this video of flooding at Statue of Liberty Plaza.
Thousands of customers acros the region were reported to have lost power Monday.
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 .