Good evening. Let’s head to the west coast and knock out a forecast, shall we?
At 853PM, PT, Bellingham was reporting a temperature of 41 degrees with overcast skies. There was light rain being reported at Whidbey Island to the south, and snow in the Cascades of British Columbia and Washington, where there is a winter storm warning in effect. An area of low pressure centered near Sitka, Alaska is dangling the offending cold front along the west coast past the Olympic Peninsula.
The central pressure will remain stalled over the Alaska Panhandle, and moisture will stall along the coast, with overcast conditions around Bellingham and continued snow in the mountains. A vigorous jet streak will slide into the Pacific Northwest and cause moisture to flare up tomorrow evening and into the overnight, with some clearing for most of the day Thursday. Some of the precipitation on Wednesday will fall as wet snow.The next system forming in the North Pacific looks to take a direct shot at the Bellingham area on Friday. By Thursday evening, the leading edge of rainfall and wind will be arriving in town, with heavy rain and even some embedded thunder before midnight.
Tomorrow – Scattered rain/snow, High 44, Low 36
Thursday – Rain with isolated thunderstorms, High 45, Low 34
TWC: Tomorrow – Overcast with rain showers at times. High 44, Low 37
Thursday – Cloudy skies with periods of light rain later in the day. High 44, Low 35
AW: Tomorrow – Cloudy with occasional rain followed by a steadier rain, High 43, Low 35
Thursday – Chilly with rain at times High 45, Low 35
NWS: Tomorrow – Rain and snow showers likely before 10am, then rain likely. Mostly cloudy, High 43, Low 36
Thursday – A slight chance of rain and snow before 10am, then rain likely. Mostly cloudy High 44, Low 35
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy. A chance for rain and snow showers in the morning, then a chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. High 41, Low, 35
Thursday – Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow in the morning, then a slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Snow level near sea level in the morning. High 42, Low 34
WN: Tomorrow – Cloudy with light rain, High 43, Low 36
Thursday – Mostly cloudy with light wintry mix likely, High 43, Low 36
FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain starting in the morning. High 41, Low 36
Thursday – Light rain starting in the morning, continuing until evening. High 45, Low 35
So there you have it. Pretty dreary for Bellingham. We can see rain on radar already south of Bellingham. More to come!