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First snow of the season arrives in Seattle

The season's first snow for the Seattle-area began falling Tuesday morning. Rain Tuesday night is expected to wash it all away, but in the meantime, drivers should be mindful of icy conditions.

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Western Washington lowlands, including the Seattle and Everett areas. On top of snow, high winds are expected across the Puget Sound region.

RELATED: Seattle-area snow plow routes activated as first snow falls

Predictions for how much snow will fall range from mere flurries to 4 inches in Seattle.

Seattle officials prepped the city's snow plow routes Tuesday morning. Check out a map of priority routes here.

No matter how much snow falls around Seattle, rain is expected to follow Tuesday afternoon/evening, which is likely to wash away most snow left around town.

There is also a Winter Storm Warning through 4 p.m. on Wednesday for much of the Cascade Mountains from Whatcom County through Pierce County. As much as two feet of snow is expected to fall in the mountains, including the passes.

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