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More snow on the way

Area to get a break between storms

— After a winter storm warning that ended last night, the Lower Yakima Valley is expected to have clearer skies today.

“It’s going to be a pattern,” meteorologist George Perry with the National Weather Service said. “You’ll probably get a break today and maybe into Thursday night before the snow starts coming back.”

Official figures weren’t available as of press time, but Perry estimates the Sunnyside area received two to three inches of snow based on precipitation totals.

It was brought by a weather system officials predicted would chiefly hit the Prosser and Tri-City areas. A storm warning called for up to three inches of snow in those areas. However, it also reached Sunnyside and Grandview.

Most of the new snow melted away, but not before causing school delays and canceling some activities at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sunnyside.

Overnight low temperatures are expected to dip into the teens tonight and tomorrow. A warm-up to 38 degrees is forecast for Saturday, officials said.

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