Everett forecast: new week to bring snow, frigid temperatures

Those travelling after the holiday should exercise caution, forecasters say. Roads could be snowy and icy.

EVERETT — Snow did not arrive in the lowlands quite as soon as forecasters guessed on Christmas Day, but as the holiday weekend wraps up, authorities are still urging drivers to monitor road conditions if they plan to travel. Drivers should prepare for snowy and icy roads, especially in the mountain passes.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 4 p.m. Monday. On Saturday night, a mixture of rain and snow was forecast to fall in Snohomish County. Snow showers were predicted to continue through Sunday, with accumulation of 1 to 5 inches in the next 48 hours possible, said National Weather meteorologist Johnny Burg.

Unusually frigid temperatures are forecast for the next few days, with lows around 18 degrees Monday and Tuesday nights.

“Slow down, give yourself plenty of time to get where you’re going and take it easy out there,” Burg said. “Be safe, and bundle up, because it’s going to get cold.”

Drivers should not pass plows, whose operators may not see passing vehicles. Plowed ice and snow could go either direction, causing obstructions, and possibly crashes.

The state prioritizes heavily used highways and segments with intersections, ramps, sharp curves or steep hills. WSDOT’s highest priorities in Snohomish County are interstates 5 and 405, U.S. 2 and highways 9 and 522.

Locally, Snohomish County Public Works maintains about 1,650 miles of roads. A map of routes that have been treated can be found at bit.ly/3einKft.

Other cities publish plow route maps and plans as well. Check with your local jurisdiction.

Cold weather shelters

Snohomish County’s five cold weather shelters generally open when overnight temperatures are projected to dip below 34 degrees. If weather varies across the region, some shelters could be open while others remain closed.

County officials update their online listing daily to reflect which shelters are opening their doors: bit.ly/3FFfl1P.

Those aged 12 to 17 looking for shelter should call Cocoon House at 425-877-5171.

Everett family cold weather shelter

5126 S 2nd Ave.

Intake: 4 to 8 p.m.

Contact: speterson@egmission.org

Everett cold weather shelter

2624 Rockefeller Ave.

Intake: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Contact: 425-977-9686

Snohomish cold weather shelter

210 Ave. B, Snohomish

Intake: 8 to 10 p.m.

Contact: 206-606-3573

South County cold weather shelter

If you have transportation, call 206-743-9843 for shelter location

Van pickup schedule: 7 p.m. at Lynnwood City Hall, 7:05 p.m. at Lynnwood’s Trinity Lutheran Church, 7:20 p.m. at the Value Village sign west of Highway 99

Van schedule shifted two hours later on Wednesday nights

Volunteers are still needed to run this shelter. Shifts run 6:30 to 9 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Interested volunteers should contact Reina Hibbert at rhibbert313@gmail.com.

Monroe cold weather shelter

1012 W Main Street

Intake: 8 to 10 p.m.

Contact: 206-606-3573

Ellen Dennis: 425-339-3486; edennis@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @reporterellen

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