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April 15, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Morning Memo/Sunday: Rain coming … 3 pedestrians killed … Democratic caucuses

Weather: After yesterday’s beautiful weather, this morning is more like what we’re used to at this time of year in Seattle. The cloud cover should start to dissipate in the afternoon and we may yet see some sunshine today. The temperature could even get up to a high in the mid 60s later. But whatever sunshine might arrive won’t last long, as the weather forecast calls for rain starting late tonight and lasting through the week. The National Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: Keep in mind that Fairview Avenue is closed between Mercer and Republican streets until 5 a.m. Monday. And the Mariners play a 1:10 p.m. game at Safeco Field against Oakland, which may snarl traffic in the area.  The map and cams.

3 pedestrians killed overnight: Local news outlets are reporting that as many as three pedestrians were killed in separate overnight accidents. Our news partner My Everett News reported one man was killed on southbound I-5 near the Everett Mall around 10 p.m. We are getting information on the other accidents, which occurred on Alaskan Way in Seattle and on 164th Street in Mill Creek, and will provide updates in this blog.

Democratic Party caucuses: Starting at 1 p.m., Democrats will meet across the state, organized by 6,790 precincts. Even though the nominee (President Obama) is a foregone conclusion,  40,000 caucus-goers are expected to show up to debate everything from the war on drugs to the war in Afghanistan. Locate your caucus here.

Cherry Blossom Festival: Today is your last chance to catch the Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival at Seattle Center, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More tornadoes expected in Midwest today: Storms battered parts of the Midwest yesterday and early today, killing at least five people. Boeing’s Wichita plant took a direct hit and sustained heavy damage. There were no reports of injuries. Updates from today will be here.

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