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Snow & high winds return to the Ferndale area forecast

Ducks gather on a partially frozen pond in Ferndale (February 5, 2019). Photo: Marvin Waschke

Forecasters at the National Weather Service Seattle office are gaining confidence in computer weather models that say to expect a “potentially significant” snow event followed by more Fraser Valley outflow winds in the coming days.

While today, Wednesday, February 6th, and tomorrow are expected to be calm and sunny, active weather is expected arrive beginning late tomorrow. “A cold storm system sliding south along British Columbia late Thursday night into Friday morning will bring the threat of another – potentially significant – winter storm to the area,” NWS forecasters said this morning

Forecasters say they are currently expecting a chance of snow after 10pm Thursday with new snow accumulations of less than 1 inch likely by Friday morning.

On Friday, through Friday night, there is currently an increased chance of snow with new snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches possible. Also on Friday, winds are expected to pick up a bit with gusty northeast winds expected to begin in the late afternoon. Gusts up to 40mph are currently expected.

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Snow potential continues into Saturday morning and the gusty winds are expected to linger at least until Sunday.

Temperatures are expected to range between highs in the low 30s and lows in the low 20s beginning Friday and continue through Sunday.

Another system with the potential to bring additional snow to the area is expected to arrive Monday or Tuesday. More on that later.

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