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Winter Storm Watch issued December 06 at 10:14PM PST until December 09 at 4:00PM PST by NWS

...WINTER STORM FOR MUCH OF THE REGION POSSIBLE LATE THIS WEEK... .A LONG RUNNING PERIOD OF LIGHT ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL ADD UP TO POSSIBLE HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OVER A 24 TO 36 HOUR PERIOD BEGINNING THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN THE CASCADES AND BEGINNING THURSDAY EVENING OVER THE REST OF THE REGION. WHILE TAPERING OFF OVER MOST AREAS BY LATE FRIDAY...SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO

Overnight

Lo20° Partly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi25° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo15° Mostly Cloudy then Chance Snow

Thursday

Hi24° Heavy Snow

Thursday Night

Lo22° Heavy Snow

Friday

Hi32° Chance Snow

Friday Night

Lo26° Chance Snow

Saturday

Hi34° Slight Chance Snow Showers

Saturday Night

Lo24° Slight Chance Snow Showers

Sunday

Hi34° Chance Snow

Scenic drive, weird wages and Blobapalooza

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• Driving education: Want to know a little bit more — make that a LOT more — about Highway 20 as it cuts across the North Cascades? A new audio tour of the northern half of Cascade Loop Scenic Highway is now available from the nonprofit Northwest Heritage Resources, an outfit that promotes and preserves cultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest. Each guide includes CDs, maps, text and photos that feature stories and music on places from Puget Sound, the Methow Valley and Lake Chelan. For more info, visit washingtonfolkarts.com.

• Pay puzzle: How do you increase average annual pay without raising wages? Good question. In 2010, a 2.1 percent increase pushed the state's average annual wage to $48,162 to hit an average weekly wage of $926. But that may not all have come from workers getting raises. According to the state Employment Security Department, the average wage may have climbed because the recession has taken a toll on low-paying jobs and workers who fill them. The jobs were eliminated, thus raising the average wage, while workers sought jobs elsewhere. Another factor may be that more hours were assigned to part-time workers, which increases paychecks but not employment rolls.

• Getting Slime'd: Slime is a tire sealant so popular among car and bike enthusiasts that the company has declared a three-month Summer of Blob Tour for fans of the goo. Yeah, that's right ... now you can get up close and personal with the Boys of Blob at several Blob Stops to view demonstrations, win prizes and help raise money for five different charities, including United Way and CARE. The closest that Slime's Blob-Mobile gets to the Wenatchee Valley will be on July 21 at Suncadia Resort in Roslyn, where Raleigh Bicycles will hold a big retailer show. Of course you want more info on this gunk — who doesn't? — so visit Slime.com to get your fill and plug those leaky holes.