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A major winter storm is on tap this weekend, but Anacortes and western Skagit County will be spared the worst of it. 

The weather service is forecasting from 3-5 inches of new snow from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon for western Skagit County.

Cold temperatures will continue, with a forecast low of 23 tonight for Anacortes. But, Burlington airport was reporting 19 degrees at 4pm Friday. Saturday’s high should be around 29 with Sunday’s high right at freezing.

They are forecasting 10-18 inches of snow near the Hood Canal, with 5-12 inches in other areas on the Kitsap peninsula and from Olympia to Chehalis and across to Ocean Shores.

In general, lighter amounts of snow will occur near the Cascade foothills, with heavier amounts further west along the shore of Puget Sound. It’s possible the snow will turn to sleet and freezing rain on Sunday.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

5,302 Confirmed Skagit Cases
460-469 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

350 Hospitalizations
74 Deaths
61,181 Fully Vaccinated
68,746 Initial Doses Given


410,195 Confirmed Cases Statewide
24,930 Hospitalizations

5,810 Deaths Statewide
3,637,611 Fully Vaccinated
4,122,446 Initial Doses Given

Updated 5:00 pm, June 17, 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