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Much colder weather is in the extended forecast

Computer weather forecast model projections show colder weather in the near future (October 19, 2020). Graphic: NWS National Centers For Environmental Prediction's Environmental Modeling Center (Pacific Daylight Time is 7 hours behind UTC)

FERNDALE, Wash. — National Weather Service (NWS) and Environment Canada weather forecasters are predicting much colder weather for the region later this week with lows dipping into the low 30s.

Depending on which weather forecast model you favor, low temperatures are currently expected to dip into the 30s sometime Thursday or Friday in the Ferndale area with the potential of reaching 32-degrees or lower Friday or Saturday.

A front expected to arrive Wednesday is expected to begin the cooling process for the western Washington region according to NWS forecasters.

Strong northeast winds are expected Friday and stronger northeast winds returning Saturday.

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Northeast winds hold the potential for pulling even colder air from the Canadian Rockies via a narrow channel of airflow directed at the Ferndale area that is known as the Fraser Valley outflow.

Path of northeasterly Fraser Valley outflow winds. Graphic: My Ferndale News
Path of northeasterly Fraser Valley outflow winds. Graphic: My Ferndale News

Readers can stay up-to-date on the latest weather forecast for the Ferndale area by visiting the My Ferndale News weather page.

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