Icy roads cause delays at more than a dozen school districts in Western Washington

A look at icy roads in Port Angeles. (Photo courtesy City of Port Angeles Fire Department)

A look at icy roads in Port Angeles. (Photo courtesy City of Port Angeles Fire Department)

SEATTLE — Freezing temperatures and icy roads have caused more than a dozen districts to delay school Tuesday morning.

Here’s a look at the chilly forecast for the next few days from Q13 Meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson:

Today: Early morning showers are leaving slippery roads as temperatures fall.  Close to the freezing mark for most of us, just under 32° for Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish counties as north wind tries to dry the air.  Port Angeles has been in the snow overnight and Clallam county has a Winter Storm Warning until 9 a.m. as snow showers taper and end.

Clearing skies, sunshine, and cold high temperatures in the mid to upper 30’s today.  Overnight lows will be colder yet, expect mid to upper 20’s for Wednesday morning with another dry day.

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Thursday is the next storm to prepare for.  Warming up slowly, a wet snow will begin the day before changing to rain.  A slight risk of freezing rain in spots (during the warm up) must be monitored.  Wind will be a strong Easterly howling across the Cascades, Sound, Olympics through the day.  Friday and Saturday will have rain showers as temperatures return to the 40s.