Even lower temps expected before Bellingham cold snap ends


Whatcom County should get a break from the freezing weather next week, but not before temperatures are forecasted to drop into the teens over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

The thermometer has barely gone above freezing for the past several days, with the high temperature measured at the Bellingham International Airport maxing out at 36 degrees on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The low since Tuesday was 20 degrees, though with Friday's gusty weather, the wind chill got down to 5 degrees.

Temperatures in Bellingham could get as low as 15 degrees Saturday night.

Monday could bring some snow to the lowlands before warmer temperatures on Tuesday accompanied by rain. Snow accumulation of less than half an inch is expected in Bellingham before the rain takes over. After Tuesday, wetter than normal weather is in the forecast, NWS meteorologist Josh Smith said.

Reach Zoe Fraley at 360-756-2803 or zoe.fraley@bellinghamherald.com.

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