Drought conditions may persist

The winter outlook in Western Washington continues to show higher-than-normal chances of warmer temperatures, with the possibility of drier conditions. There’s as much as a 75 percent higher chance that our winter will be warmer than normal.

Read more: kng5.tv/DroughtConditions5

State Route 99 weekend closure

Both directions of State Route 99 in Seattle will close this weekend so WSDOT crews can inspect the Alaskan Way Viaduct and pour concrete for the Seattle tunnel. The roadway will reopen Monday by 5 a.m.

​​​​​​Read more: kng5.tv/ViaductClosure5

Molotov cocktail thrown at church

A church fire in Seattle’s Rainier Valley is being investigated as arson after several Molotov cocktails were found outside. The Molotov cocktails caused minor damage to the church where 50 people were gathered.

​​​​​​Read more: kng5.tv/ChurchAttack5

Thieves strike dental clinic for kids

Washington State Smile Partners says thieves stole costly supplies, equipment, and the nonprofit’s van that serves school children across Puget Sound. The group planned to see 850 kids in the next two weeks.

​​​​​​Read more: kng5.tv/ClinicTheft5

Bears scamper around Woodinville backyard

A bear and her cubs were spotted in a Woodinville backyard this week. A KING 5 viewer named Lane shared the video, saying the mama bear even wandered into their garage and snatched a bag of teriyaki takeout.

​​​​​​Read more: kng5.tv/BearCubs5

Also see: Seattle local forecast