Lowland ❄️ snow ❄️ hits Western Washington causing school delays/closures

SEATTLE -- Snow has forced several local school districts to delay/close school in western Washington on Monday.

Q13 News viewers reported snow on the Olympic Peninsula and Hood Canal, Federal Way, Tumwater, Olympia, Tacoma, Issaquah, Puyallup and Shelton.

Keep the snow pics coming!  The hills, and even lower in some cases, are seeing snow this morning.

Q13 Meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson says chilly showers continue Monday afternoon with high temperatures in the upper 30s, most showers will be rain or a rain/snow mix.  The elevation required for snow accumulation this morning is 500 feet.

A second round of colder air late today and tonight will bring localized snow accumulations to the familiar "Convergence Zone" and foothills of the Cascades, Stevenson says. Between Seattle and Everett with all points eastward, are the usual towns included in the convergence zone.  It appears that a band of snow may develop over these cities and towns near 5pm and several inches could accumulate in the plummeting temperatures.

Tuesday morning temperatures in the mid 20s will cause areas of ice to form. After an icy start the sun will come out for highs barely in the upper 30s.n Wednesday will also be a cold start in the 20s with increasing clouds late.

Thursday a new storm arrives and with snow to start, it will take time to warm up for a change back to rain.  Thursday high temperatures are going to try to hit 40.