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Ice and cold replace rain in week’s forecast

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Jan. 11, 2013 at 10:32 am |
January 11, 2013 10:32 am

A break from the rain for the next week or so comes with a cost: ice, fog and chillier than usual temperatures.

Temperatures this morning dipped below freezing and overnight temperatures Saturday and Sunday are expected to be colder as they drop in the upper teens, according to the National Weather Service.
Daytime highs won’t top 38 this weekend but forecasters warn that the cold could result in icy roads and sidewalks.

As University of Washington meteorologist Cliff Mass said, the icing threat has begun.

“We make a Faustian bargain with the weather devil when we sell our meteorological souls for a big ridge and dry weather,” he wrote on his blog. “The devil’s response: highway icing and sometimes persistent fog and low clouds.”

A few clouds could cover the region Saturday but the forecast shows mostly sunny days through next week.

The talk of possible snow flurries this weekend has been laid to rest, the Weather Service reported.

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