Weather 3-11-19

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A narrow weather ridge of high pressure shows a slow southward sag over Eastern Washington and North Idaho allowing dry weather to continue today along with continuation of lowland and valley low clouds and fog, primarily during the overnight and morning hours. Today, expect cloudy skies this morning turning partly cloudy by afternoon with high temperatures in the lower 30’s. Tonight through Tuesday night, a low-pressure system dropping down in the northwest flow allows for a return of winter weather in the form of snowfall for most locations. Some rain may mix in over lower elevations of the extreme southern half of the forecast area. The Wenatchee Valley can a 50% chance of late-night snow tonight with lows in the upper 20’s. The biggest impact from the resulting snowfall is expected to occur during the Tuesday morning hours including the Tuesday morning commute. About 1 inch of snow is expected. We will see a 30% chance of snow in the morning hours with gradual clearing by afternoon with highs warming into the lower 40’s.

By Wednesday, a weak ridge of high pressure builds into the area ushering in sunny skies and warmer temperatures with afternoon highs in the lower to mid-40’s. Expect the ridge of high pressure to intensify even more on Thursday through the upcoming weekend with high temperatures Thursday in the lower 40’s with partly cloudy skies.

By Friday and the upcoming weekend normal weather will return! The Wenatchee Valley can expect partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with afternoon high temperatures in the upper 40’s to lower 50’s and overnight low temperatures in the upper 20’s to lower 30’s. Looks like we have some nice, clear and much warmer days ahead of us!