Just when there was hope for hanging up the snow shovels for the season, more snow is forecast Tuesday and Wednesday.
Two storm systems are expected to move over the Mid-Columbia this week when temperatures should be cold enough that precipitation could fall as snow.
A 60 percent chance of snow is forecast between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Less than an inch is expected by late afternoon, with possibly another half inch after dark.
The snowfall could affect the evening commute, according to the weather service.
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A second frontal system will follow, bringing a 50 percent chance of snow between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, with a possible mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet in the evening. Like Tuesday, less than a half inch of snow is expected during the day, followed by at least that much after 4 p.m.
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Temperatures will be dropping from highs in the 40s on Monday to the 30s Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday’s high may be just below freezing.
Freezing rain is possible late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. By Thursday highs should be back in the 40s in the Tri-Cities, according to the weather service.