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Currently in Seattle —March 16th, 2022

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Brief reprieve from steady rain on Wednesday
Brief reprieve from steady rain on Wednesday
Wednesday will be the driest day of the week for Western Washington. The steady onshore flow of Pacific Moisture will be nudged well northward into southeast Alaska courtesy of a weak area of high pressure that is sandwiched between two storm systems. Light onshore flow in the lower atmosphere may still yield a few isolated raindrops, but most people should expect to see a gorgeous mix of sunshine, blue skies, and clouds under partly cloudy skies. Temperatures on Wednesday will peak at 52ºF and drop down to 41ºF overnight.
Widespread rain returns Thursday with the approach of a weak storm system, followed by a parade of storm systems this weekend.
What you need to know, currently.
The sky above parts of Spain turned a bright orange on Monday, as Storm Celia brought dust from the Sahara desert to the country.

This footage, captured by Twitter user @Judlei_, shows scenes in Aguilas, a port city in the southeastern province of Murcia, Spain. #DustStorm
People across Spain stepped outside to an orange sky and cars covered in dust early this week. The dust traveled all the way from the Sahara desert, brought over by strong jet stream winds. 
The dust, combined with rains from storm Celia led to what people in Spain are describing as “raining mud”. The air quality across Spain reached “dangerous” levels today, March 15. 
“It is causing views more typical of the planet Mars,” said Currently’s Madrid meteorologist, Emilio Rey. “The air quality was the worst on the entire planet this Wednesday, and the risk for the elderly, children, and people with respiratory problems is extreme.”
Climate change is making dust storms in the Sahara more intense, largely because of extended periods of drought.
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