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Rain over holiday may turn into weekend snow in Whatcom County

After stopping a vehicle, Lummi Nation Police Chief Ron Tso points at a road closure sign after the driver drove through a closed portion of Marine Drive near Ferndale Road on Wednesday Oct. 31, 2012 in Lummi Nation.
After stopping a vehicle, Lummi Nation Police Chief Ron Tso points at a road closure sign after the driver drove through a closed portion of Marine Drive near Ferndale Road on Wednesday Oct. 31, 2012 in Lummi Nation. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Windy weather and rain showers over the Thanksgiving holiday in the lowlands of Whatcom County are expected to settle into colder temperatures with a chance of snow by Friday night, according to the National Weather Service.

A flood watch is in effect through 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, for the Nooksack River as 2 inches of rainfall are expected through Thursday night, according to the NWS. The Nooksack already has been running high in many areas. Any flooding is expected to be minor. Whatcom County Public Works reported minor street flooding in the usual fall spots; find the updated list at co.whatcom.wa.us/publicworks/roadclosures/.

There is a 30 percent chance of snow late Friday night into Saturday as temperatures begin to plummet, but if it falls it should be less than half an inch, according to the NWS.

Overnight lows will be in the 20s Friday through Sunday nights. Weekend highs will be in the mid-30s.

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