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Hydrologic Outlook issued February 13 at 2:55PM PST until February 14 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...MILD, WET, AND BREEZY CONDITIONS MAY LEAD TO STREAM RISES... AN UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. EXPECT RISING SNOW LEVELS AND MILD TEMPERATURES LEADING TO MELTING OF THE MID AND LOW ELEVATION SNOW. THE SNOW MELT IN COMBINATION WITH RAIN MAY LEAD TO RISES ON MANY OF THE AREA`S STREAMS. TEMPERATURES ON MONDAY...TUESDAY AND

Overnight

Lo34° Slight Chance Rain and Patchy Fog

Sunday

Hi48° Slight Chance Rain and Patchy Fog then Cloudy

Sunday Night

Lo39° Mostly Cloudy

Washington's Birthday

Hi56° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo41° Partly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi54° Partly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo40° Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi49° Chance Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo38° Chance Rain

Thursday

Hi46° Slight Chance Showers

Obama says $80 million could help Flint, Mich.

WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama was announcing Thursday that funding could soon be on the way to help Flint, Mich., manage its water crisis, the Environmental Protection Agency said that its Region 5 administrator, Susan Hedman, will resign effective Feb. 1.

Wal-Mart to hike pay for 1.2 million workers

Wal-Mart Stores Inc said more than 1.2 million of its employees would get a raise in 2016 and introduced new rules allowing staff to carry over paid days off as the retailer aims to retain workers amid a tight U.S. labor market.

U.S. government signals more businesses liable as joint employers

More U.S. companies could be classified as “joint employers” of workers employed by a staffing agency or contractor and held liable for labor violations tied to those staff, the U.S. Labor Department said in guidance published Wednesday.

Wall Street tumbles; oil prices sink

NEW YORK — Wall Street’s recent selloff deepened on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 closing at its lowest in over a year as U.S. oil prices plummeted to 2003 lows.

Political fallout from water crisis spreads

FLINT, Mich. — President Barack Obama pledged to offer support for the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan on Wednesday and environmental regulators were set to provide Congress with information about their role.

Palin’s son arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

ALASKA — The elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman and carrying a gun while intoxicated, police in the family’s Alaska hometown said on Tuesday.

Palin endorses Trump in Iowa

AMES, Iowa — Sarah Palin, a popular figure among evangelicals and tea party followers, endorsed Donald Trump for president Tuesday, giving the New York billionaire a key source of support as his chief rival Ted Cruz tries to undercut his standing among conservatives.

Case could hurt Republican outreach to U.S. Hispanics

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For a Republican Party trying to woo Hispanic voters, the timing of the U.S. Supreme Court’s review of the legality of President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration could not come at a more awkward time.

Bomb, gun threats target dozens of schools

Bomb and mass shooting threats were made against more than two dozen schools in New Jersey on Tuesday, along with schools in at least six other states, forcing evacuations and lockdowns that affected thousands of students.

Sanders lashes out at Clinton in contentious Democratic debate

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Democratic White House candidate Bernie Sanders went on the offensive against front-runner Hillary Clinton on Sunday in the most contentious of their four presidential debates, accusing her of cozying up to Wall Street and misrepresenting his stance on healthcare and guns.

Glenn Frey, founding member of the Eagles, dead at 67

LOS ANGELES — Guitarist Glenn Frey, a founding member of Southern California rock band the Eagles who co-wrote many of their seminal 1970s hits, died on Monday at age 67, the band said on its website.

Arkansas governor wants Civil War icon separated from MLK holiday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — U.S. civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil War Confederate commander General Robert E. Lee will share a common holiday on Monday in three southern states, but perhaps for the final time in one of them, Arkansas.

Firms warn of aftermath if data pact talks fail

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The two largest American and European trade groups have warned of “enormous” consequences for thousands of businesses and millions of users if Brussels and the U.S. fail to wrap up talks on a data transfer pact by the end of the month.

Newborn with brain damage confirmed to have Zika infection

OAHU, Hawaii — A baby born with brain damage at a hospital in Oahu, Hawaii, has been confirmed to have been infected by the Zika virus, that state’s department of health said. It appears to be the first U.S. case of the mosquito-borne virus.

U.S. EPA defends Flint water crisis response

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday defended the Obama administration’s handling of a crisis in Flint, Michigan with lead-contaminated drinking water.

SpaceX narrowly missed Falcon 9 rocket landing

MIAMI, Fla. — The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that exploded into a fiery ball just after landing at sea off California Sunday had descended with pinpoint accuracy onto an ocean barge before a landing leg buckled, causing the booster to tip over, a landing video showed.

MLK Day marked with speeches, service

ATLANTA — President Barack Obama packed books for schoolchildren on Monday to commemorate slain civil rights leader the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., and King’s daughter said his dream of equality had yet to be realized.

More Cruz family drama: Mother’s first husband is an ex-pat Texan in London

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Ted Cruz’s Canadian birth certificate, his mother is listed as Eleanor Darragh Wilson, using the last name of her first husband, Alan Wilson. A Fort Worth native and longtime resident of London, Wilson is now an unwitting player in the drama that surrounds Cruz’s family.