Winter Storm Watch: more snow, freezing rain expected overnight

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This isn't going to be a major storm system, though the impact to the evening commute will be quite significant.

Seattle schools will be closed Monday, along with other area schools.

Clouds will be moving into our area Sunday evening eventually giving way to a winter snow/rain mix around midnight.

Our very active, stormy pattern continues this next work week as another winter storm promises to dump several more inches of snow on the area.

The national weather service added residents could expect between 5 to15 centimetres of snowfall and ice pellets, as well as possible freezing rain depending on how the storm tracks across the region.

A coating of snow and ice has already fallen in Washington, causing a two-hour delay for government offices, according to the Office of Personnel Management.

TUESDAY: WEATHER WATCH. Snow developing by late morning, changing to a mix/rain during the late afternoon. The large storm will threaten daily routines by disrupting and delaying travel as the powerful weather arrives.

Cars and a bus make their way in the snow on Capitol Way, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Olympia, Wash.

-Winter Weather Advisory. from 6 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday for Bergen, Essex, Hudson, eastern Passaic, and Union counties.

Q13 morning meteorologist M.J. McDermott says if the temperatures do drop and the snow turns to freezing rain, road conditions could be more risky than a snow-only event. Highs Tuesday will be in the mid 30s. The rest of the day will be partly sunny, with a high near 40.

Dan Zarrow is Chief Meteorologist for Townsquare Media New Jersey.

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