Warming expected to produce near-record temperatures

Ferndale Lake Tennant Park
Ferndale Lake Tennant Park (2015). File photo: Discover Ferndale

Beginning today and lasting through Thursday, near-record level warm high temperatures are forecast.

All of western Washington is expected to enjoy the short-term warming with some areas potentially reaching 80°. But, according to National Weather Service forecasters, “locations near the water in the northern interior will stay cooler with northerly return flow off the chilly water.”

The weather forecast for the Ferndale area currently says to expect a high today of 70°, 75° on Wednesday and 76° Thursday.

The record high temperatures for the same dates (as recorded at Bellingham International Airport) are 73° (1989), 76° (1992) and 74° (1987).

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A return to cooler seasonal weather is expected to begin late Thursday afternoon and a strong marine push will bring cooler marine air inland starting Thursday evening.