Cars drive through snow along I-5 in Snohomish County, Washington on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Cars drive through snow along I-5 in Snohomish County, Washington on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

After record cold spell, Snohomish County expected to warm up

By Monday, temperatures in Everett and elsewhere were expected to go above freezing. Over the weekend, lows barely hit the teens.

EVERETT — The recent record-setting cold spell was expected to warm up throughout Snohomish County early this week, according to the National Weather Service.

On Monday, temperatures were expected to rise above freezing. Everett could see highs of 37 on Tuesday afternoon, with Arlington reaching the same number. In east county, Gold Bar could see similar temperatures.

As warmer air comes in, there was a potential for snow or freezing rain Tuesday afternoon, National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Reedy said. By Tuesday night, that precipitation was expected to turn into rain.

With wind chill, those temperatures could feel about five degrees colder. It’s a stark difference from the frigid lows of the weekend.

Everett saw a daily record for minimum and high temperatures Friday, reaching 14 and 23 degrees, respectively, according to the weather service. Marysville hit a low of 10 degrees.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office couldn’t confirm whether any cold-weather deaths occurred as a result of the winter storm.

Power outage information

To track current power outages in the area, visit the Public Utility District’s website.

Check the pipes

Freezing temperatures often mean frozen pipes, cutting off water to homes. If you haven’t already, make sure the pipes are fully winterized at your home.

Before heading out

Public works recommended checking travel routes. You can visit the Public Works snow and ice website to view priority routes for snowplowing, sanding and road closure information.

Cold weather shelter information

Visit for a rundown of all the cold weather shelters in the area.


Family Cold Weather Shelter at 5126 S. Second Ave.

Doors open from 4 to 8 p.m.

Contact for more information.

United Church of Christ at 2624 Rockefeller Ave.

Doors open from 8 to 10 p.m.

Call 425-977-9686 for more information.


Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 7215 51st Ave. NE.

Doors open from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Call 425-686-9272 for more information.


Snohomish Evangelical Free Church at 210 Ave. B.

Doors open from 8 to 10 p.m.

Call 425-864-3765 for more information.


Monroe United Methodist Church at 342 S. Lewis St.

Doors open from 8 to 10 p.m.

Shuttle to shelter departs at 7:45 p.m. from the Sultan library, 319 Main St.

Call 425-364-0824 for more information.

Jonathan Tall: 425-339-3486;; Twitter: @snocojon.

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