Deja vu? Bellingham could get more snow this weekend



Debbie Quist clears ice off her car before heading to work Tuesday morning, Feb. 25, 2014, in Birch Bay.


BELLINGHAM - Just when you thought Bellingham should be due for a break from snow, it looks like we could get another dusting this weekend.

There's about a 40 percent chance of snowfall in the lowlands - an inch, maybe less - on Saturday morning, March 1, with the chances increasing as the weekend goes on, said Jay Neher, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Temperatures should sink to the high 20s each night. So the snow level would be near zero feet, Neher said. Sunday seems like the odds-on favorite day for more snow. A wintry mix of rain and snow is classified as "likely" Monday, too.

"Once again," read a special weather statement from the NWS, "high pressure over Southwest Canada will push cold air into Western Washington through the Fraser River Valley. The best chance of snow accumulation will once again be in the north part of Western Washington and near the mountains."

Last weekend Bellingham got walloped with close to a foot of snow in parts of the city. Some icy county roads - like Badger Road east of Lynden - were lined with spun-out cars and jackknifed semi trucks.

So in the meantime embrace the relatively balmy 49 degree weather Thursday, because that's about the warmest afternoon high in the forecast for the next week or so.

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