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Flash Flood Watch issued July 23 at 7:04AM PDT until July 23 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

...HEAVY RAINFALL MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN CASCADES... .A BAND OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN THE CASCADES LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON. THIS BAND WILL ALSO CONTAIN SOME EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER RAINFALL RATES THAT COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. THUNDERSTORMS

This Afternoon

Hi75° Showers

Tonight

Lo58° Scattered Thunderstorms

Thursday

Hi73° Slight Chc Showers

Thursday Night

Lo59° Breezy

Friday

Hi83° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi88° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo67° Clear

Sunday

Hi95° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo73° Clear

There’s football, and whatever

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Nick is smart. He knows when it’s in his best interest to keep a low profile. “I’m not going to wear my 49ers gear around town,” he told me. Nevertheless, come 3:30 Sunday afternoon, in the safety of his Sunnyslope basement, there will be no question where loyalties lie — he’s a 49ers fan to the end, until CenturyLink falls hush and you can hear tears hit turf.

Nick Babcock, my friend and longtime colleague, former Wenatchee World sports editor and lifelong sportoholic supreme, as I said, is smart enough to avoid the brash displays of color-coded apparel that make the modern football fan a marketer’s dream. Intelligence and judgment set him apart from the run-of-the-mill San Francisco 49ers fan. At least, I assume so. I know very few 49ers fans, I think. There may be a few who haven’t come out of the closet. Not Nick. He’s proud, even if he’s not colorful.

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