Alex Brandon, Associated Press
Cars move along the wet I-95/495 Washington Beltway, on one of the busiest travel days of the year, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Camp Springs, Md. Northwest Washington awoke to a blanket of snow that ranged from a dusting in Seattle to 1 to 3 inches farther north.

SEATTLE — Northwest Washington awoke to a blanket of snow that ranged from a dusting in Seattle to 1 to 3 inches farther north.

The National Weather Service says the snow started falling early Saturday and was expected to slowly taper off through the day as a cold front moves in from the north.

Meteorologist Johnny Burge says the region could see a high on Saturday of 33 degrees before it drops to 24 later in the evening. As that cold air moves in, things will dry out and the snow will go away. The evening should be mostly clear.

Burge says flood warnings continue for six Western Washington rivers but those warnings will likely be lifted as the temperatures drop.

The weather service issued a wind advisory for Bellingham, where gusts could reach 50 mph. Burge says that could result in downed trees and power outages. The wind chill could be in the upper teens.