A flurry of snow began to fall shortly after noon Wednesday in areas around Mount Vernon and Burlington.

The National Weather Service’s Seattle Office forecasts that snow could continue through Saturday, with the greatest chance for it to fall Wednesday and Thursday.

However, little if any is forecast to accumulate in the area. Forecast maps show a range of no accumulation expected west of Interstate 5 in Skagit County and up to 2 inches anticipated in the Concrete area.

High temperatures are forecast to reach the mid-to-upper 40s and lows into the low 30s.

Impacts on roadways are expected to be minimal in low elevation areas, but travel across the North Cascades could be slick and hazardous, according to the weather service.

While snow in March may seem unusual, National Weather Service records show Skagit County last saw snow during March 2017, when 1.2 inches accumulated in Sedro-Woolley, meteorologist Johnny Burg said.

Sedro-Woolley is the local weather station used for Skagit County data. Burg said data also shows snow fell during March in five other years since 1990.

— Reporter Kimberly Cauvel: 360-416-2199, kcauvel@skagitpublishing.com, Twitter: @Kimberly_SVH, Facebook.com/bykimberlycauvel

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