BELLINGHAM - Rainfall records for Wednesday, July 23, and Thursday, July 24, could be shattered in Bellingham as storms, along with possible thunderstorms, move over the area.
A total of three-quarters to 1 inch of rain could fall on Wednesday, breaking the 1949 record of 0.22 inch of rain for July 23, according to the National Weather Service.
Up to one-half inch is predicted for Thursday, potentially breaking the July 24 record of 0.07 inch from 1987.
Up to 2 inches could fall in the foothills and mountains of Whatcom County, according to the NWS.
A stormy Wednesday and Thursday also bring a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms for most of Western Washington. Lightning strikes from thunderstorms pose a threat of wildfires after an abnormally dry July. Only 0.1 inch of rainfall has been recorded at Bellingham International Airport so far for July.
The weather is predicted to dry out starting Thursday evening.