Seattle area getting another round of heavy snow -- and more next week

Seattle area getting another round of heavy snow -- and more next week”

Seattle averages 6.8 inches of snow over the course of an entire year.

The National Weather Service says the break will last through the first half of Sunday.

Snow will also cover parts of OR, northern Idaho, northwest Montana during the day on Friday, intensifying in the Seattle metro area, the Cascades and Sierra Friday night. Our valleys could see an inch or two of snow by Saturday morning.

Drivers are being advised to expect a longer commute than normal.

If you enjoyed the snow day earlier in the week, you're in luck: more of the white stuff is coming.

Road conditions inside Yosemite remain just about the same.

Seattle City Light said it was preparing for the snow and tweeted, "Today's snowfall will cause tree branches to sag and fall, potentially bringing power lines down with them". Winds will become gusty out of the South on Saturday.

More rain and snow are ahead for your weekend.

"With the snowstorm on its way into Tacoma, my biggest priority is making sure everyone stays safe - and that's why we've made a decision to postpone my tour event to March 24th", Obama tweeted.

Several school districts in the Seattle metropolitan area are closing early Friday because of the threat of winter weather.

Seattle Weather Blog reports that Seattle woke up Saturday to its biggest February storm since 1962.

The Tacoma and Bothell campuses have also announced suspension of operations starting Friday through the weekend.

And the pattern looks set to continue for Washington State.

Marquise Lyons, left, and stepfather Curtis Black make their way down a closed snow-covered residential street January 18, 2012, in the West Seattle neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.

The Department of Transportation said numerous spinouts were reported on interstates, and Interstate 5 through Seattle was shut down at times for snow removal and because of wrecks.

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