WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Unseasonably cold and dry weather is forecast for Whatcom County next week beginning Monday following a wet and windy weekend.
Forecasters with the Seattle office of the National Weather Service say they expect colder to filter into western Washington on Monday as weekend precipitation tapers off.
There will be a possibility of snow in the Cascades and flurries in the lowlands away from the water during the transition between weather systems, especially in Whatcom County. Northeasterly winds are expected to arrive Monday, pulling frigid Artic air across Whatcom County resulting in morning temperatures at or below freezing through mid-week with dry conditions for much of the area.
Currently expected morning lows based on the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts model (ECMWF) for locations around Whatcom County next week are as follows.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Blaine 29 25 23 25 Lynden 28 24 20 23 Sumas 27 22 20 22 Glacier 16 4 9 10 Acme 17 1 8 13 Sudden Valley 23 12 18 21 Bellingham 29 24 26 30 Lummi Island 36 29 34 37 Ferndale 30 25 25 28 Sandy Point 33 28 31 34
More seasonal temperatures and precipitation are currently expected to return to the area late Thursday with the possibility of snow or a snow/rain mix during the transition.
Whatcom News readers are encouraged to stay up to date with the current weather forecast for their specific locations via the Whatcom News Weather page.