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High pressure system expected to keep Whatcom County cold and dry this week

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Forecasters with the Seattle office of the National Weather Service said earlier today, Monday, December 12th, residents of Whatcom County could expect a week of cold and dry weather.

According to forecasters, a high-pressure system was expected to shift into the Pacific Northwest putting much of western Washington under a dry, northerly flow aloft. The surface flow is expected to be offshore with gusty north-northeast Fraser Valley outflow winds of 20 to 30mph over western Whatcom County and the San Juans. Highs in the lower 40s are expected.

Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to remain dry and cool with morning lows into the 20s or lower 30s. Low clouds and fog in the interior areas during the late night and morning hours is also to be expected which poses the risk of slick roads when combined with the near or below freezing temperatures. Highs are expected around 40° both days.

The long-term forecast for Thursday through Sunday continues to expect dry and cool weather with temperatures continuing to trend cooler than average with lows in the 20s and highs in the low 40s.

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