Snow falls off of a car driving through Forest Park on Wednesday, Feb. 22 in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snow falls off of a car driving through Forest Park on Wednesday, Feb. 22 in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Light snow dusts Snohomish County; cold to last through weekend

The National Weather Service reported while there won’t be much snow on the ground, chilly weather will bring lows in the 20s.

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville cold weather shelter opened Tuesday night and saw over 20 visitors, shelter coordinator Nathan Ray said.

Based on a forecast with lows in the 20s, the shelter expects to be open for the next week.

Snohomish County residents awoke to a dusting of snow on the ground Wednesday morning, a surprise considering the warmer temperatures in recent weeks.

Wintry conditions were expected in the county into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle. The coldest nights were expected Thursday to Saturday morning, with morning lows in Everett expected to be just 23 degrees.

As for snowfall, there may be lingering snow showers that last into Thursday morning before tapering off, according to the National Weather Service. From Seattle to Everett, there was a 10% to 35% chance of less than 1 inch of snow.

In the northern Olympic Pennisula and across the Washington coast, there was a greater chance of heavy snow accumulation, the weather service reported. There was a 25% to 35% chance of up to 4 inches of snowfall, compared to less than a 5% chance in the Everett area.

The National Weather Service predicted there will only be minor inconveniences in Snohomish County. There may not be much accumulation on the ground, but drivers should still be cautious due to ice.

There may be a mixture of rain and snow over the weekend as highs slowly start to moderate into the low 40s, meterologist Carly Kovacik said.

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