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Hydrologic Outlook issued February 12 at 3:18PM PST until February 13 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...WARM, RAINY, AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO STREAM RISES... A MORE UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND BRINGING RAINS AND WARM TEMPERATURES. MELTING MID AND LOW ELEVATION SNOW, IN COMBINATION WITH THE RAINS, WILL LEAD TO RISES ON MANY OF THE AREA`S STREAMS. MONDAY AND TUESDAY ARE FORECAST TO BRING EVEN WARMER TEMPERATURES...SOME NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES...ALONG

This Afternoon

Hi46° Chance Showers

Tonight

Lo33° Chance Showers and Patchy Fog then Patchy Fog

Saturday

Hi44° Increasing Clouds

Saturday Night

Lo35° Chance Rain

Sunday

Hi47° Slight Chance Rain

Sunday Night

Lo39° Slight Chance Rain

Washington's Birthday

Hi58° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo41° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi53° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday Night

Lo39° Slight Chance Rain

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.