You'll be able to chill the New Year's champagne just by carrying it outside today and tonight.
But if you’re going any farther than the backyard, be careful. Driving conditions are going to be tricky.
Weather forecast: Sunny and cold. The National Weather Service says it’s not likely to get much above 40 degrees anywhere in the Puget Sound area for at least the next three days.
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Nighttime lows are forecast to be in the low 20s and high teens. Clear skies are expected today. Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be partly cloudy.
Driving: Take it easy. Freezing nighttime weather is likely to leave roads slick in places, particularly on bridges and overpasses, on steep grades and on pavements that are not dry. Travelers can get more information by calling 511.
Cascades: Mostly sunny, clear and cold. A light wind – 10-15 mph – is expected in the passes.
Online: For Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, go to www.portseattle.org/seatac for information on parking, news and a tool for checking the status of flights. For state highways, go to wsdot.wa.gov for traffic information, including mountain pass reports, ferry times and other information. For weather, go to www.wrh.noaa.gov/sew for the latest forecasts for Western Washington, including specific predictions for various cities.