Environment Canada weather forecasters have issued a special weather statement for areas west of the Fraser Valley advising of the potential for up to two inches of snow through Wednesday.
A frontal system advancing towards the region will result in snow redeveloping overnight. Total amounts through Wednesday will be up to 5 cm. Wednesday night a strong low will move towards Vancouver Island and snowfall will intensify. Warmer air aloft will spread across the region while brisk northeast winds will maintain the cooler air near the surface.
The Ferndale area is in the direct path of the Fraser Valley outflow and can be expected to receive the “brisk northeast winds” mentioned.
National Weather Service forecasters in the Seattle office say
The forecast calls for a chance of rain or snow in the [western Washington] lowlands but again accumulations, if any, look very light or spotty. The exception is Western Whatcom county where snow levels are low due to NE winds and could see a trace to 0.5″ of snow through Wednesday morning.
The forecast also says the Ferndale area can expect temperatures to remain below freezing until mid-morning Wednesday. After Wednesday morning, the temperature are to continue rising, reaching 40° or higher by mid-afternoon Thursday.
At least a half-inch precipitation is expected on both Wednesday and Thursday and, with the higher temperatures, this is expected to fall as rain except while temperatures are below freezing early Wednesday morning.