A potentially crippling snowstorm is headed for Seattle

Earlier this week, Seattle was hit with a snowstorm that shut down the city. Some neighborhoods received about half a foot of snow in a city that averages only 6.8 inches in a year.

Officially, the Sea-tac airport — which sits only about 400 feet above sea level — received a storm total of about 2.7 inches of snow.

But Monday’s storm may soon seem like just a light dusting after a snowstorm forecast to be even larger slams the region Friday through Saturday.

Some of the forecast models show “potentially crippling snowfall amounts for the Seattle, Everett, (and the) Tacoma area westward to the Olympics,” according to the National Weather Service in Seattle’s Thursday morning forecast.

That office has issued a