WENATCHEE — A series of thunderstorms due in later this week could bring some relief — or cause more problems — at ongoing fires in the state including the 15,000-acre Colockum Tarps Fire.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a 20 percent chance of rain showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night, increasing to a 40 percent chance of rain Wednesday for much of North Central Washington.
Thundershowers are expected to increase through the week bringing wetter weather, but also lightning that could start other fires. Winds of 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 20 mph will accompany the change of weather tonight and Tuesday.
High temperatures will be in the upper 80s today and Tuesday, dropping to the 70s by the end of the week. Lows will be in the low 60s and upper 50s.