Changing weather is upon us, as a low pressure off the Oregon Coast will spread increasing clouds into Washington today. Places like Colville, Republic, and Omak should hold onto mostly sunny skies through early to mid-afternoon, but the Columbia Basin, Palouse, and Wenatchee Valley area can expect mostly cloudy conditions by late morning/early afternoon. With a light north wind, we will see high temperatures in the mid 50’s.
By tonight and into Thursday morning, bands of light rain will spread northward into Northcentral Washington with an 80% chance of rain overnight tonight and 60% chance of rain mainly Thursday morning. Snow levels as low as 2500-3000 feet will be possible along the East Slopes of the Cascades, Waterville Plateau, and areas along the Canadian border. Snow accumulations up to 3 to 4 inches will be possible in the high elevations of the Cascades with some wet snow possible at Blewett, Stevens, Loup Loup, and Sherman Passes.
On Friday, remnants of Thursday`s precipitation bands are expected to fizzle to the north with mostly dry and sunny weather conditions with afternoon highs in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s.
As we kick off the weekend on Saturday we will see mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the upper 50’s.
The weather forecast period Sunday through Tuesday of next week calls for partly to mostly cloudy skies with anywhere from a 30% to 50% chance of showers with afternoon high temperatures near 60 degrees on Sunday cooling back to the upper 50’s on Monday and Tuesday. Overnight low temperatures will generally be in the upper 30’s to near 40 degrees.