Warmer temps, freezing rain in Tri-City forecast

December 8, 2013 

— The Tri-Cities can look forward to warming weather this week, but also may see some icy roads from sleet and freezing rain as temperatures rise to near freezing.

Monday temperatures will still well be below normal for the month with a forecast high of 23 degrees and a low tonight of 8 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

But lows should climb into the teens Tuesday night, be back into the 20s Wednesday night and could reach the low 30s Friday night. Highs could climb above freezing by Wednesday.

However, with warmer temperatures comes a slight chance of snow and sleet Wednesday night and a greater chance of freezing rain and sleet Thursday and Thursday night.

The weekend cold snap tied the record low of 2 degrees Saturday at the Hanford Meteorology Station, which keeps daily temperature records back to World War II. The last time a low of 2 degrees was recorded for Dec. 7 was 1956.

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