Preliminary research shows omicron is more mild than delta - only if you're vaccinated.
Light snow will fall in Central and Northern Puget Sound, while the South Sound should expect more.
An analysis of available data using models from the United Kingdom indicates Washington will run out of hospital resources by Jan 15.
Three to five inches of snow is possible along the I-405 corridor - bitter cold will create dangerous conditions early next week.
New COVID cases are up 86% from a week ago as the Omicron variant tightens its grip.
Record breaking cold will be dangerous for the unhoused with highs only in the low 20s early next week.
Seattle joins Miami and New York as new COVID cases surge 32% over the weekend.
Trevor Bedford predicts 50 percent of the United States will catch Omicron as official await a tidal wave of new cases.
Seattle will be one of the first cities in the United States to face the full force of the Omicron COVID variant.
Dr. Lindquist says, "This does not bode well to have an event this early with Omicron in Washington state."