LIVE UPDATES: Snow begins falling in Western Washington

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Best friends Eethan and Stella in Olympia loving the snow fall.

SEATTLE — Snow is making its way into Western Washington!

Many local school districts sent students home early and other canceled afternoon and evening events (full list here).

Forecasters expect a couple of inches to stick this evening before the snow changes to rain by Friday morning.

The snow began falling in Portland Thursday morning. By 1 p.m. the snow had made its way into Lewis and Thurston Counties.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 4 p.m. Thursday through 8 a.m. Friday with about 1-3″ snow expected for the lowlands.

Stay on this page for live updates below – school alerts, weather updates, breaking news and more:

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Latest SCHOOL ALERTS:

Seattle/Western Wash. Emergency Info for Thu. Dec. 8 – 2:50 pm
Colleges & Universities
University of Phoenix – Western Wash. Campus – Closed from 3 pm – 10 pm. There will be NO evening classes. Please check your eCampus/student website for information regarding make-up sessions. UPDATE
King Co. School Districts
Highline Public Schools – All after school and evening activities are canceled. This includes all athletic and extra-curricular activities.
Tukwila SD – Afternoon and evening activities canceled. 3rd Session PSSC Transportation canceled. Evening sports canceled.
Pierce Co. School Districts
Clover Park SD – Afternoon and evening activities canceled, No activity bus runs
Fife SD – Afternoon and evening activities canceled
Franklin Pierce SD – Afternoon and evening activities canceled
Peninsula SD – After-School Activities Canceled. No Boys and Girls Club.
Sumner SD – Due to impending inclement weather, all after-school and evening events and activities are canceled for Thursday, December 8. This includes all athletics and extra-curricular events and practices. This also includes all mandatory or volunteer events, any contests, games, matches, meets, and facility rentals.
Tacoma SD – Afternoon and evening activities canceled. Beginning at 4:30 pm today, includes athletics, after school activities, parent-teacher conferences, School Board meeting and study session.
University Place SD – All district evening activities and athletic events are canceled. Primaries – After-School Programs/Buses on Regular Schedule. Intermediates – After-School Programs / Buses – Cancelled. Secondary – 3:10 Activity Bus will Run, 4:10 Activity Bus is canceled
Thurston Co. School Districts
North Thurston PS – Afternoon and evening activities canceled
Olympia SD – Afternoon and evening activities canceled. This includes all athletic practices/games and tutoring programs throughout the Olympia School District.
Rochester SD – All schools will release 75 minutes early today. All evening events are canceled.
Island & Snohomish Co. School Districts
EdCC-Headstart – NO AM/PM Preschool, NO EHS services (all sites) (For Fri. Dec 9th)
Kitsap & Mason Co. School Districts
Bremerton SD – Afternoon and evening activities canceled. This includes Y-Kids and the Boys & Girls Club. Bremerton High School activities have been moved up to end by 5:00 pm. UPDATE
Grapeview SD – Afternoon and evening activities canceled
Hood Canal SD – Thursday: Early Release. No preschool. All after school activities canceled.
Mary M. Knight SD – Evening activities canceled. The Winter Program scheduled for tonight is canceled.
North Mason SD – Afternoon and evening activities canceled
Shelton SD – Evening activities canceled UPDATE
South Kitsap SD – 2 hour early release. After school activities canceled. No pm preschool. No after school childcare.
Grays Harbor & Pacific Co. School Districts
South Bend SD – No PM preschool. 12:15 release no PM preschool.If roads are icy there will be no bus service on the hills.
Lewis Co. School Districts
Adna SD – Early release, all aft/eve activities canceled. AES at 11:30am and AMHS at 11:45am. Lunch will be served.
Boistfort SD – Early release, all aft/eve activities canceled. Noon dismissal – Lunch will be served – Preschool will be in session UPDATE
Centralia SD – Early release, all aft/eve activities canceled, No PM preschool
Chehalis SD – Early release, all aft/eve activities canceled, No PM preschool
Evaline SD – Early Release 12:30 p.m.
Napavine SD – School dismissal at regular time today. Parents may pick up students sooner. Busses on snow routes
Toledo SD – Early release, all aft/eve activities canceled, Buses on snow routes. Schools will close at 11:50 a.m.
Winlock SD – Early release, all aft/eve activities canceled, PM buses on snow routes
Cowlitz Co. & Lower Columbia (WA) Schools
Castle Rock Sch. Dist. – Closed
Ocean Beach Sch. Dist. – Closed
Seattle-area Private/Charter Schools
Kennedy Catholic High School – Afternoon and evening activities canceled. This includes all athletic and extra-curricular activities
Shorewood Christian School – All after school sports are canceled.
South Sound Private/Charter Schools
Green Dot Public Schools Washington – Evening activities canceled. Destiny Middle School After School Program is canceled for Thursday, December 8th UPDATE
Pope John Paul II HS – Early release, all aft/eve activities canceled. Knowledge Bowl team watch email for updates.
Organizations
South Sound YMCA-Child Care Services – We would appreciate it if you could pick up your child as soon as possible. We will remain open until all children have been picked up.
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Snow on Anderson Island now — Robert Lyden

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Another picture of snow on Anderson Island — Robert Lyden 

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About 30 minutes ago in Elbe — Erin Pinnell 

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My cat, Walter Kelley, experiencing his first snow in Menlo, WA — (Photo by Abbee)

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Lots of snow in Olympia. Melinda Lund said her kids built a Mariner Moose snowman this evening.

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This snowman is a Seahawks fan! (Credit: Keiana Barcott)

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