We've had an excellent spring these past few days in Yakima. The warm weather, the slight breeze, birds are chirping, your flowers are starting to show signs of growing. A great way to kick off spring.

Though we are now in the month of April and, as they say, April showers bring May flowers so, with that, we are expecting rain in the next few days.

According to the weather, the temperature will drop pretty dramatically for the next few days with rain expected on Thursday and Friday.

Today, April 2nd, will actually be the warmest day we'll have for a while as after the temperature drops it'll take a while to climb back up to the mid-to-upper 70s again.

Looking at clouds just about every day as well, some days more than others. Doesn't seem like more rain is expected between now and halfway through the month, but you never know.

Rain is definitely a good thing for our valley as it doesn't rain as much as other parts of the state. Great for the farmers and great for your garden. No telling how much rain we'll get this season but don't put away those pants and jackets just yet as you may need them later this week.

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