A dry westerly weather flow will remain over the Inland Northwest today as a closed low-pressure system spins of the Northern British Columbia coast. At the same time, a broad area of high pressure spans over the Four Corners area of the southwest U.S. providing dry, sunny and warm temperatures to Northcentral Washington. Winds will kick up a bit at times today, as a weak surface trough will push across the Wenatchee Valley and Columbia Basin this afternoon. Wind gusts of 20 mph or more will heighten wildfire concerns across the grasslands where gusty winds could increase the rate of fire spread. Winds should dissipate overnight. Expect sunny skies in the Wenatchee area today with a west to northwest wind 5-15 mph with afternoon highs in the upper 80’s.
Quiet weather for Wednesday with sunny skies, light wind and highs near 90 degrees.
The weather forecast Thursday and Friday will likely be strongly influenced by an unseasonably moist and robust low-pressure system off the coast and that strong area of high pressure in the southwest. Expect afternoon high temperatures in the lower 90’s on Thursday cooling back to the mid 80’s on Friday with breezy conditions.
On Saturday and through the weekend, our weather pattern looks dry and inactive. Saturday will bring sunny skies with afternoon high temperatures in the upper 80’s. Most weather models are good agreement that a strong ridge of high pressure will build in early next week with temperatures on both Sunday and Monday in the mid 90’s.