Some early Monday commuters were startled to find as much as an inch or so of wet snow in some areas of Thurston County, but rain soon turned it to slush, then puddles by mid-day.
There were no traffic problems, according to Thurston County dispatchers. However, Rochester School District closed because of road conditions. Other Thurston County school districts are on winter break.
In Lewis County, Adna and Chehalis school districts weretwo hours late.
Heavy rain and gusty winds are expected through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service Office in Seattle, but high temperatures will reach almost to 50, and lows aren’t expected to dip below freezing until at least Friday.