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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 Co. Over Time

172 Positive Cases (+3)
25 Hospitalized (+2)
5 Deaths (+1)
37 Recovered
723 Tested as of 4/4

Updated April 8, 2020
Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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