It's going to get even colder for Bellingham-area residents.
Temperatures on Wednesday, Dec. 4, actually climbed above freezing, reaching 35 degrees. But National Weather Service forecasters say don't expect to be that warm again for days.
The predicted high for Thursday is 33 degrees, followed by a couple days that top out at 29.
Lows will be in the low 20s and even down to the teens Friday night, according to the NWS. Wind chill could make it feel even colder at times.
The forecast remains mostly dry, making snow unlikely. Various forecasts call for a remote chance of snow on Saturday and then another chance Monday.
Interfaith Coalition is expected to keep its severe weather shelters open over the next few nights because of the extreme cold. For details or shelter status, call 360-788-7983.
Temperatures will begin to warm next week as clouds and rain move in.
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