While a winter weather advisory covering all of Lewis County was expected to be lifted Monday night by the National Weather service, meteorologists are predicting a chance of snow returning to the region by Wednesday.
Western Lewis County saw some snow Sunday night and Monday morning, and was expected to see flurries here and there through
Tuesday. East Lewis County saw more accumulations. On Monday morning, Mossyrock and Morton school districts were on two-hour snow delays.
“There’s still a chance of snow on Tuesday (in the Centralia area), but looks like a little bit less snow shower activity, no accumulation expected,” said Gary Schneider, of the National Weather Service’s Seattle office.
Eastern Lewis County, near the Cascade foothills, was expected to get 3 to 5 inches of snow before Tuesday, he said.
“Later wednesday into Wednesday night, maybe into Thursday, we’re expecting a more widespread chance of snow to return,” Schneider. “At this point it’s kind of uncertain as to how much snow we’ll get in the Centralia area but it looks like there’s at least a threat of accumulations during that period.”
Through Wednesday, daily high temperatures should be in the low 30s, with overnight lows in the mid 20s.
Snow-haters don’t need to worry too much though. A warming trend will follow Wednesday’s possible snow flurries.
“It should be all rain by the weekend,” Schneider said.
East Lewis County was still under a winter storm warning over the weekend, with predicted snowfall of 30 to 36 inches of snow at Paradise and 18 to 24 inches at White Pass through Monday afternoon, according to the NWS.
The heaviest snow was predicted in areas above 2,000 feet above sea level.