Cold weather is expected Tuesday and continuing through at least Friday as an air mass moves from the Yukon into Western Washington.
The coldest weather is expected Wednesday and Thursday. High temperatures will get as cold as 20 degrees below normal. Normal highs this time of year are around 50 degrees. On Thursday there is a good chance some locations will not get above freezing for a high temperature.
There is the potential to break numerous low maximum temperature records around the area.
Low maximum temperature records for Hoquiam.
February 4 32 (1989)
February 5 39 (1989)
February 6 41 (1990)
February 7 41 (1985)
There is also a possibility of record low temperatures later in the week. Previous cold spells early in February have most record low temperatures in the single digits through tomorrow making record low temperatures unlikely initially with this cold spell.
Record lows for Hoquiam.
February 6 20 (1989)
February 7 22 (1989)
In addition to the cool temperatures, wind and cold temperatures could result in wind chill in the negative single digits.