Weather 7-9-20

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A relatively weak weather front over northwest Washington will spread clouds and light rain to the northern Cascades in the morning. Available moisture with this front is not impressive and the front is not progressing very quickly east. Clouds and showers will spread east of the Cascades during the day today with showers generally across the northern mountains nearer the Canadian border. Northcentral Washington can expect partly cloudy skies today with just a slight chance for an isolated sprinkle or two with afternoon highs in the lower 80’s.

Friday will be sunny and dry as a ridge of high pressure builds overhead with afternoon highs warming up into the upper 80’s. On Saturday, the weak ridge of high pressure will continue to linger over the region for much of the day and will lead to the warmest temperatures of the week with highs in the upper 80’s and some lower 90’s.

By late Saturday night, early Sunday morning, weather models are indicating a relatively dry cold front will move through the Columbia Basin and Wenatchee Valley. The front will not be bringing a lot precipitation asit passes but our temperatures will cool down as much 10 degrees. The main concern for Sunday will be the breezy winds across the Columbia Basin. The winds are expected to be sustained in the upper teens with gusts into the mid 30’s through the day on Sunday.

We will see mostly sunny skies on Sunday with afternoon highs struggling to reach 80 degrees. Mostly sunny on Monday and slightly warmer with highs in the lower 80’s.

High pressure builds in once again on Tuesday and Wednesday with sunny skies and afternoon high temperatures in the mid to upper 80’s.