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A storm that the National Weather Service called “explosive” started dumping rain on Anacortes Friday morning, with high winds and snow expected to add to the weather this weekend.

The Weather Service has revised its original forecast and says a cold front is expected to track across Northern Washington instead of Southern Washington as originally forecast. This means we may not get the snowfall the Weather Service predicted earlier.

But, look for Friday’s rain to turn to snow Friday night and Saturday.

The Weather Service says to expect very cold temperatures and high winds through Saturday night. The cold will hang around for awhile, with an overnight low of around 20 degrees forecast for Sunday night for Anacortes and a high Monday of only 28.

Strong Northreaterly winds are expected to develop near the Canadian border Friday night and into Saturday as cold modified Arctic air  spills out of British Columbia into Northwestern Washington. Look for wind gusts as high as 60 miles per hour.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,198 Confirmed Skagit Cases
383 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

267 Hospitalizations
60 Deaths
13,164 Fully Vaccinated
36,967 Doses Given


324,469 Confirmed Cases Statewide
19,556 Hospitalizations

5,041 Deaths Statewide

Updated 6 pm, March 5, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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