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Winter Weather Advisory issued December 08 at 9:30PM PST until December 09 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SNOW EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND... .SNOW ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT WILL CONTINUE OFF AND ON THROUGH THE WEEKEND. ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL OCCUR TONIGHT AND FRIDAY WITH ANOTHER ROUND EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. FOR THE CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS...A MORE SIGNIFICANT ROUND OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE FRIDAY

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Friday

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Friday Night

Lo22° Snow Likely then Slight Chance Snow

Saturday

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Saturday Night

Lo27° Mostly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi34° Slight Chance Snow

Sunday Night

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Monday

Hi29° Slight Chance Snow Showers

Monday Night

Lo15° Partly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi24° Mostly Sunny

Grant County posts jobs gains in May

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 YAKIMA — A big jump in jobs amid Grant County’s data centers sparked a drop in the county’s May unemployment rate to 8.6 percent, the 32nd straight month of improvement or no change.

In a report released Monday by the state Employment Security Department, the county’s jobless rate in May fell 0.5 percent from the 9.1 percent posted during the same month last year.

Information services, or data centers, led all sectors with a jump of 23.1 percent (240 jobs) over May 2012. Transportation and utilities showed a 3.8 percent rise (210 jobs).

The 32-month stretch of year-over-year improvements in the Grant County jobless rate began in October 2010.