COURTESY FILE PHOTO (2021), City of Kent

COURTESY FILE PHOTO (2021), City of Kent

Kent could get 2 to 7 inches of snow Monday evening into Tuesday

National Weather Service issues winter storm watch

Kent could get anywhere from 2 to 7 inches of snow over the next two days, according to a winter storm watch issued by the National Weather Service (NWS).

Snow is expected to start at about 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 and continue into Tuesday evening, Dec. 20, according to a NWS report released at 9:40 a.m. Monday.

The winter storm watch covers the Western Skagit County-Everett and vicinity; Tacoma area; Admiralty Inlet; Hood Canal; Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca; Western Strait of Juan De Fuca; North Coast-East Puget Sound lowlands-Bellevue and vicinity; Seattle and vicinity; and Bremerton and vicinity.

Temperatures are predicted in Kent to be a high of 33 with a low of 28 on Monday; a high of 36 with a low of 23 on Tuesday; a high of 32 and a low of 17 on Wednesday; a high of 31 and low of 22 on Thursday; a high of 38 and low of 34 on Friday. Christmas Eve day and Christmas Day temperatures are predicted to be in the 40s.

Winter storm watch details:

• WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 7 inches possible.

• WHERE…Portions of northwest and west central Washington.

• WHEN…From 7 p.m. Monday evening through Tuesday evening.

• IMPACTS…Plan on very difficult travel.

Kent winter shelter

The Kent Severe Weather Shelter at Holy Spirit Church (310 Third Ave. S.), will be activated at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20 and again at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, according to the city of Kent.

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