Whatcom County gets a bit of a winter encore

Whatcom County gets a bit of a winter encore
Snow falls in Whatcom County just north of Algerville. (Courtesy Twitter user @in2wine)
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- They say April showers bring May flowers, but not sure the flowers were hoping for these kind of showers...

It wasn't rain but snow showers that blanketed parts of Whatcom County early Saturday morning, courtesy of some chilly air filtering in from the Gulf of Alaska.

Snow was reported in Alger, Lake Whatcom, Glenhaven -- and even some snowflakes flying around Western Washington University as temperatures dropped into the mid 30s. Snowflakes were also falling in Granite Falls.

The snow was expected to taper off later in the day as the temperatures warm back into the 40s.

But even those who weren't in the snow belt weren't getting a pass from Mother Nature. Saturday was set to feature a mix of showers and sunbreaks with some of those showers containing hail and/or lightning, especially in the Puget Sound Convergence Zone areas between Seattle and Everett.

Temperatures will be in the mid 40s. Seattle could set a record for coldest high temperature for April 13, which currently sits at 45 degrees.

Active weather was expected to remain through Saturday night into Sunday then we'll dry out as we get into Monday.