It's an odd time of year for the Yakima Valley, isn't it? We get a bunch of snow, have ourselves a White Christmas, starts to melt, some of it does, then it snows some more, then it freezes. Now we're hoping more will melt away but at fate would have it, though we'll have temperatures above freezing for a while, we're expected to have more snow as soon as next week.
How much more snow? Hopefully not a lot but enough to be just annoyed that it's still snowing.
And this is nothing new for the Yakima Valley. We often get a lot of snow in January into February.
They're saying snow is highly likely in Wednesday as well as a mix on Thursday of snow and rain. With temperatures being where they are I don't expect a ton and most likely not enough to even have it stick around on our sidewalks and parking lots where it's already gone but just a head's up that it's looking to snow a bit more next week.
Until then maybe a drizzle here and there so could be a little icy in the morning. That's something to keep in mind.
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