Snow on the horizon in Western Washington

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SEATTLE (AP) -- The National Weather Service needs additional information before it can say much more about the first snow showers of the winter expected this weekend in Western Washington.

Meteorologist Dennis D'Amico in the Seattle office says snow showers are likely Sunday but it doesn't look like a widespread event. Another system Monday or Tuesday could bring another chance of snow depending on the tack and temperatures.

When snow hits the usually mild Puget Sound area it can cause massive traffic problems, school closures and power outages.

D'Amico says the mountains can expect about a foot of new snow and it's also likely in the valleys of Eastern Washington.

The incoming storm system will clear out stagnant air that has led to burns bans this week in Puget Sound counties.