A person and child watch seagulls on the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

A person and child watch seagulls on the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

First snowfall of the year could hit Snohomish County this week

A mix of rain and snow could hit the region, likely resulting in around an inch of snow. Temperatures could reach the teens.

EVERETT — The first snowfall of the winter season was expected to sprinkle Snohomish County this week.

A “pretty significant storm” was expected to produce significant snow in the Cascades, said Jeff Michalski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle. Starting early Thursday morning in the lowlands, there was a 50% chance of about an inch of snow accumulation, Michalski said.

A majority of the snowfall would manifest in a mix of rain and snow, according to the weather service. On Monday night, gusts of winds up to 50 mph were expected to move through Snohomish County.

Later in the week, temperatures could potentially dip into the teens, the weather service reported. Friday morning, low temperatures were expected to reach around 23 degrees in Everett and 18 degrees in Arlington. In east county, temperatures were expected to hover in the low 20s in Gold Bar and Sultan.

The chill was expected to last until the end of the week, according to meteorologists.

Despite the new week approaching, there was still great uncertainty within the forecast. The lowest possible temperatures ranged from single digits to above freezing, Michalski said.

“It’s quite remarkable how big this spread is,” Michalski said. “There’s a lot of cold air up in Canada that will be coming down, and it’s just a matter of how much it will filter in.”

Cold weather shelter information

Visit bit.ly/snocoshelters for a rundown of all the cold weather shelters in the area.

Everett

Family Cold Weather Shelter at 5126 S. Second Ave.

Doors open from 4 to 8 p.m.

Contact speterson@egmission.org for more information.

United Church of Christ at 2624 Rockefeller Ave.

Doors open from 8 to 10 p.m.

Call 425-977-9686 for more information.

Marysville

Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 7215 51st Ave. NE.

Doors open from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Call 425-686-9272 for more information.

Snohomish

Snohomish Evangelical Free Church at 210 Ave. B.

Doors open from 8 to 10 p.m.

Call 425-864-3765 for more information.

Monroe

Monroe United Methodist Church at 342 S. Lewis St.

Doors open from 8 to 10 p.m.

Shuttle to shelter departs at 7:45 p.m. from the Sultan library, 319 Main St.

Call 425-364-0824 for more information.

Jonathan Tall: 425-339-3486; jonathan.tall@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @snocojon.

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