Our brief, dry weather respite will come to an end today as an occluded front tracks through the Inland Northwest. The potential precipitation amounts with the front seem to be dwindling and it’s questionable as to how much precipitation will fall east of the Cascades. We have a 50% chance of rain in the Wenatchee Valley with just scattered showers expected tonight.
For Friday, most of the area should see dry weather however, another area of low pressure is expected to move into the Pacific Northwest mid-morning on Saturday which will bring mountain snow and valley rain during the day and transition to snow showers in the overnight period for the mountains and the Spokane area. We have a 50% chance for showers on Saturday and a 20% chance Saturday night. Snow amounts with this system range from just a dusting in the valleys, up to 3 inches for the northern portions of the Columbia Basin and 8-10 inches in the higher elevations of the Cascades.
Sunday through most of next week, a high pressure off the California coast will bring a ridge pattern into the area. This will bring us a period of dry and cool weather with high temperatures next week only in the mid to upper 30’s.