The cold snap that started December in Washington should give way this week to more-normal cloudy-rainy weather with a chance of light snow in places during the transition.
KING 5 Meteorologist Mary Lee says the Puget Sound area can expect a chance of light scattered snow showers, especially north of Seattle Monday, with highs in the low 30s. There will be a chance of freezing rain Monday afternoon and through the evening.
Tuesday could start with more freezing rain as temperatures fall into the 20s-to-low 30s, but it should change to rain with highs in the upper 30s. Temperatures are expected to move into the 40s for the rest of the week.
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Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing in Eastern Washington this week with a chance of snow or light freezing rain.