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Weather Eye: Generally fair weather, light showers ahead

We managed to squeeze in a fairly nice day Wednesday after a few brief early morning showers that basically amounted to nothing. Today we have another fair-weather day with increasing clouds in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.

With clouds on the horizon can rain be far behind? Nope, showers will increase overnight and on Friday but amounts will be light until a stronger weather system moves inland Saturday. Then just like last weekend things dry out Sunday.

Next week appears it will be pleasant Monday through Wednesday with seasonable temperatures. Our high March 4 was fairly close to the average of 55 degrees, with 56 degrees.

With only .01 of an inch of rain Wednesday and light amounts expected the next two days, we will keep the trend of below-average rainfall. The good news is snow depths in the Cascades are slightly above normal.

The sunny skies have pushed the flowering trees to bloom fully now in many locations in the county. The trees in Salmon Creek along 134th and 139th streets are a flowering showcase right now. Let’s hope things are not too blustery the next two days. There is some possibility with the colder air aloft we could see some hail showers Saturday. Hold on tight, flower blooms.

Loyal rainfall reporter to this column Jim Knoll of Orchards had these words to say about our “winter” weather. “How can we have an end of winter when we haven’t had one yet? This hasn’t been much of a winter. Spring arrived about six weeks ago at the end of fall. We had maybe three or four weeks of winter in late November and early December. Oh well, I guess we get what we get. Enjoy the weather whatever it is.”

And that is what we do Jim, that is what we do.


Source: https://www.columbian.com

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