The sun was out but the National Weather Service said snow would return late in the afternoon into the evening across the Northwest.
The 6.4 inches of snow in Sea-Tac on Friday was a new daily record, and the second most in a single day in the past 20 years according to the National Weather Service.
Elsewhere, more than 148,000 customers lost power in MI following days of freezing rain. A broad area of cloudiness and light freezing rain or drizzle should develop over our area out ahead of the approaching weather system from south to north and east, with the greatest threat of a prolonged period of frozen precipitation and wet snow north of Interstate-80 Monday night into Tuesday. The Consumers Energy utility said power would be restored by late February 8.
"Snow conditions are worsening minute to minute, so don't expect travel conditions to improve", the sheriff's office wrote. Then on Monday, Yuhas says there will be some sunshine during the day but then more snow will arrive in the evening hours. "This is a flawless morning to bundle up and play in the snow, but stay off the roads if possible", he tweeted Saturday.
Washington's Governor, Jay Inslee, declared an emergency across the state on Friday.
Pacific Northwest residents who are more accustomed to rain than snow are digging out from a winter storm and bracing for more.
Additionally, heavy snow drifts closed major highways in eastern Washington, with around 50,000 people losing power on Saturday. And wouldn't you know it, the city's canine residents can't get enough.
Several hundred people take part in a public snowball fight, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Wright Park in Tacoma, Wash.
In Tacoma, hundreds of people turned out for a snowball fight in a park after someone who lives nearby suggested it on Facebook.
In Tualatin, Ore., resident Autumn Sang was mobbed during a visit to a grocery store to stock up on supplies.
"I love it. I'm excited about it", she said of the snow. It's like, 'Use your brain!
Snow is expected to begin falling after 6 p.m. Monday and by sunrise Tuesday, over four inches of snow could be a result in many areas, according to Yuhas.