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SEATTLE -- Another weather system moving in from Canada will be cold enough to bring "potentially significant" lowland snow to western Washington.

The National Weather Service says the next winter storm is expected to arrive Friday, with strong Fraser outflow NE winds in the northern interior. Bellingham, Port Angeles and surrounding areas could see snow by Friday morning. The rest of the Seattle metro area will likely see snow by late Friday or early Saturday.

Wednesday and Thursday will be dry with daytime highs near 40, but lows will remain well below freezing, and icy roads will still be an issue.

It's too early to tell how much snow could fall and which areas will be impacted the most, but residents should prepare for continued cold weather and potentially hazardous road conditions.

The winter storm that rolled through Sunday night and Monday morning brought up to a foot of snow to some areas of the Puget Sound region, crippling metro buses and causing mayhem on freeways from Bellingham down to Olympia.

Washington State Patrol said troopers in King County alone responded to 577 calls for snow-related service, including spinouts, crashes and disabled vehicles.

The new winter storm is expected to impact the region from Friday-Sunday.

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