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January 5, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Sunday memo: Saints are coming … Fund for the Needy … Icy morning

weatherIcy morning: Cold weather this morning might be the cause of several collisions on Seattle area roads, including Highway 520, Highway 18 and Highway 99. But the sun should be out soon with an expected high temperature today of 48 degrees. The warmer weather continues into the week with rain expected on Monday and Tuesday. Skiers, the forecast for snow is not good. Some light rain or snow should begin to arrive in the Olympics and Cascades on Monday night, according to the Northwest Avalanche Center. Cool east winds in the lower Cascade passes make some light freezing rain possible late Monday night at Snoqualmie, where all ski areas are still closed for lack of snow.

Saints are coming: The New Orleans Saints needed a last second field goal to finish off the Philadelphia Eagles and win their way to Seattle to face the Seahawks Saturday in the NFC divisional playoffs. The Seahawks, with 13 wins and three losses in regular-season play, start the week as the 8.5 point favorites over the New Orleans team. It wasn’t always that way. When the Seahawks started in 1976, they finished the year with a 2-12 record. Seattle Times reporter Ken Armstrong looks back at that team and the off-field success that followed for many of its players.

Still time to give: The holiday season is winding down, but not The Seattle Times Fund for the Needy, which helps 12 organizations make a difference in the lives of thousands. Seattle Times reporter Sandi Doughton tells the story today of a man and wife, both with cancer, who have helped others throughout their lives but now need support from others.

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