A very strong weather ridge of high pressure is building over the region bringing the hottest temperatures of the year so far to almost all of Washington State and particularly here in Northcentral Washington.
A heat advisory is in place from noon today until 8:00 p.m. Thursday where heat nay cause illness and/or heat stroke if working outside.
Under sunny skies today, our weather will be quite hot with afternoon readings between 100-103 degrees across Northcentral Washington.
More of the same on Tuesday with light northwest wind, highs tomorrow will once again be near 100 degrees or slightly higher.
On Wednesday, the upper level ridge will continue to sit over the region bringing southwesterly flow and hot temperatures. Wednesday`s high will drop a few degrees from Tuesday with temperatures in the upper 90’s, but will heat back up on Thursday with high temperatures then between 100-103 degrees.
Under mostly sunny skies, Friday will cool slightly but will still remain above normal with afternoon high temperatures in the mid to upper 90’s. Expect possible breezy conditions by Friday afternoon as well. Strongest winds will be in the Columbia Basin, Waterville Plateau and Okanogan Valleys.
A trough of low pressure changes our weather pattern on Saturday with much cooler temperatures, highs in the mid to upper 80’s. Mostly sunny skies expected for Sunday as well, along with a light wind, high temperatures Sunday across the Columbia Basin and Wenatchee Valley will top off near 90 degrees.