Some outlets are even suggesting the possibility of a white Christmas around Puget Sound.
I hate to be the Grinch that Stole Christmas but I think lowland snow, other than a few errant snowflakes, is highly unlikely.
The latest UW WRF forecast for the next 72 hr (starting at 4 PM this afternoon), shows very little snow near sea level, with the exception of a few locations (like far eastern King and Pierce counties) that get perhaps a dusting. The big snow is even done in the mountains, which only a few inches are predicted.
But that is just one forecast, here is the average accumulation from many snow forecasts from the NCAR ensemble system for 4 PM today to 4 PM X-MAS day. Nothing around the Puget Sound lowlands. Perhaps a better chance for dusting around Portland and the Willamette Valley.
Ironically, the atmosphere above us is now marginally cold enough for snow on the higher hills, if precipitation was heavy enough. But heavy precipitation is over, something apparent in the latest radar image (at around 11 AM Thursday). These showers will die out today and tomorrow could well see some sun. With the passes open, it will be an extraordinary day for skiing. Perhaps the best in years.
So enjoy a mainly dry and occasionally sunny few days. And if you want some good news, the State of Washington is dropping its statewide drought designation as of the end of the month. Our water resources have been restored: even the Grinch is probably happy about that.