Nov 17, 8:53 AM EST

Midweek change on the way for Northwest weather

SEATTLE (AP) -- Cold, dry weather will continue for a couple more days in the Northwest, but forecasters say precipitation should return by midweek.

Days of stagnant air have led to burn bans and wide areas of dense fog, especially east of the Cascades.

The National Weather Service expects clouds to move back Wednesday with a chance of rain, snow of freezing rain depending on the local conditions.

Forecasters expect more rain Friday and a wet weekend with temperatures returning to normal.

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