Live: Washington winter weather updates, December 29: Seattle area braces for cold temperatures and more snow


Frigid winds pouring into Washington from Canada’s Fraser River Valley brought record temperatures to Seattle and the Puget Sound area two days in a row.

On Sunday, the maximum at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was 20 degrees, breaking the record of 22 set in 1948. On Monday, the maximum was 17 degrees, breaking the record of 20 in 1968.

With freezing temperatures expected to continue on Wednesday and an additional snow forecast Wednesday night and Thursday, we’re updating this page with the latest news on the weather and its effects on the Seattle area.

I-90 westbound closed near Easton

Westbound I-90 is closed near Easton at kilometer 70 due to multiple diversions, the WSDOT said on Twitter. No estimated reopening time is available.

—Seattle Times staff

Seattle area to see more freezing cold and snow before temperatures warm up

More cold and snow are in store for the Puget Sound area, but the record-breaking cold will begin to loosen its grip on Thursday with continued warm-ups throughout the weekend, according to the Seattle National Weather Service.

A southern weather system on Thursday could bring 1 to 3 inches of lowland snowfall to much of western Washington. The system will also bring more moderate temperatures, and by the weekend temperatures could go back to the 1940s, meteorologist Samantha Borth said.

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