WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Forecasters with the National Weather Service Seattle office issued a wind advisory early today, Thursday, November 3rd, that will be in effect from 5pm today through 8am tomorrow.
The advisory warns that sustained south to southeast winds of 30 to 40mph with gusts up to 50mph are expected across San Juan County, western Whatcom County, western Skagit County and the Admiralty Inlet Area.
Forecasters warn that winds this powerful can blow around unsecured objects and downed tree limbs can result in power outages.
An atmospheric river will bring a period of moderate to heavy rainfall to the area late Thursday night through Saturday morning according to the current forecast. Total rainfall during this event is expected to range between 4 and 6 inches in the mountains and upwards of 2 to 3 inches in the north interior lowlands. Given recent rains have raised river levels and saturated area soil, river flooding is a concern.
River level forecasts can change frequently so drivers and property owners are advised to monitor the Nooksack River level forecast.
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.