WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — The weather forecast for locations across Whatcom County, is for partly cloudy skies with no chance of precipitation today, Tuesday, January 10th.
The local area will get to enjoy about a 24 hours break in the active weather this morning through Wednesday morning before moisture associated with an atmospheric river arrives on Thursday. Moderate to locally heavy rain is likely through the day Thursday before gradually tapering Friday and into the weekend. Periods of rain associated with additional weather systems off the Pacific can be expected through the weekend and early next week. Temperatures generally above normal through the week, gradually returning towards normal by early next week.
An atmospheric river event will be ongoing on Friday across W WA, with area rivers likely rising and breezy winds continuing. Some of the moisture may try to pull north of the area on Friday, making Friday less wet than Thursday to some extent for some locations. River flooding will be the main concern on Friday, even as the deepest moisture begins to subside into the weekend. National Weather Service Seattle office (January 10, 2023)
Current river level forecasts for gauge locations on the Nooksack River expect crest levels to be below flood stage levels. The forecast at Ferndale is for the river to crest at just below the “Action Range,” 14.75 feet, Friday evening.
River level forecasts can change frequently so drivers and property owners are advised to monitor the Nooksack River level forecast.