Meanwhile, forecasters are closely monitoring a potent storm system that's predicted to come out of the Rockies on Monday.
The National Weather Service says the break will last through the first half of Sunday.
SEATTLE-Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis, sleds or even just laundry baskets February 9 to celebrate an unusual dump of snow in a region more accustomed to winter rain. "This is a flawless morning to bundle up and play in the snow, but stay off the roads if possible", he tweeted Saturday.
In the Midwest, more than 148,000 customers lost power in western MI following days of freezing rain.
In all of the areas where there was a watch in place, the NWS warned that travel could become almost impossible with the snow and possibly strong winds.
The Olympia Symphony Orchestra said its show will go on Sunday afternoon, but patrons who do not want to drive in the snow may call the Washington Center for the Performing Arts Box Office to exchange their ticket for a seat for either the March 17 or April 28 concerts.
The winds expected to accompany the storm could cause issues with blowing snow, as well as downed power lines and trees.
In Seattle, officials urged people to stay off the roads as traffic slowed to a standstill in some places because of the snow.
At Sea-Tac, 223 outgoing and incoming flights were canceled and 298 were delayed Saturday, according to Flight Aware through 3 p.m.
NWS forecasters say the heaviest precipitation is expected Friday evening and then overnight into Saturday.
The storm hit with snowfall from Sunday and Monday still on the ground, thanks to below-freezing temperatures that have gripped the area.
Residents cleared out grocery store shelves and left work early Friday afternoon as the storm arrived.
"I love it. I'm excited about it", she said of the snow. After that, forecasters will be focused on a "quick, nearly clipper like system" that will likely bring more snow. It's like, 'Use your brain!
Additional shelter space opened by city and county officials was filling up.