Pacific Northwest residents who are more accustomed to rain than snow are digging out from a winter storm and bracing for more.
McHenry County will be under a winter weather advisory starting at 9 p.m. Monday and lasting until 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
For Sunday, KIRO 7's Morgan Palmer predicts a "quick-hitting weaker system", with a couple of inches of snow in south Seattle.
That hasn't stopped Seattle's dogs from making the most of the surprise snow day.
There can be a rapid freeze-up in the lower Ohio Valley later Tuesday as temperatures plunge behind the rain, causing any lingering wet areas to turn to ice.More news: Powerful Medvedev steals spotlight in Sofia - Omni Sports
The National Weather Service said additional snow could fall February 9, and another storm was expected early next week.
The National Weather Service said gusts hit 40 miles per hour (64 kph) in some areas, and authorities said residents on the islands' north shores should be prepared for coastal flooding.
Other parts of the country were also wrestling with hard weather. Inslee declared a state of emergency over the storm.
More than a foot of snow (30.5 cm) was recorded in some areas, including on the Olympic Peninsula. As many as 50 housing structures were damaged near Yosemite National Park by toppled trees during a snowstorm.
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In the Midwest, more than 148,000 customers lost power in western MI following days of freezing rain.
Residents cleared out grocery store shelves and left work early Friday afternoon as the storm arrived.
"I love it. I'm excited about it", she said of the snow.
Some cities within the region are expected to see as much as three feet of total accumulation through Tuesday, before multiple winter systems pass over the area. "I think that Portlanders, majority are city people and they come from a lot of different places, so they're not so used to it".More news: Chimps break out of Belfast Zoo with makeshift ladder