High temperatures and high winds have made an interesting weather week so far in the Mid-Columbia.
The Hanford Meteorological Station set a record high Sunday for the date at Hanford of 59 degrees. The station keeps some of the most complete weather data for the region.
Warm temperatures Sunday melted the snow that fell Saturday, when the high at Hanford was 33 degrees.
Tuesday the wind kicked up in the Tri-Cities. At Kennewick's Vista Field gusts of 49 mph were recorded three timed between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. At the Pasco airport the peak gust was 38 mph recorded about 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Today winds should be light in the Tri-Cities and there's a 20 percent chance of rain or snow, said weather officials. Temperatures are expected to fall below freezing tonight.