Active weather will continue through today and into tonight with windy conditions expected, scattered rain showers and the possibility of moderate to heavy snow near the Cascades. Tuesday will be cooler with morning snow showers and afternoon graupel showers. Although the rest of the week will be relatively quieter, the cooler and unsettled weather will persist through much of the week.
Northcentral Washington can expect clearing skies today with mostly sunny conditions by afternoon, windy out of the west 10-20 mph with highs on the cooler side into the lower and mid 50’s. Winds will decrease tonight, but a shortwave disturbance embedded in the broad upper level trough of low pressure over the region is expected to kick up snow showers for Tuesday morning in the higher elevations.
Tuesday afternoon will be a little chilly with a west breeze, partly cloudy skies and afternoon high temperatures below normal in the lower 50’s.
The upper level trough pin wheels over the Inland Northwest Wednesday into Thursday bringing widely scattered rain showers with highs I the lower to mid-50’s.
By around Thursday evening, the upper trough weakens and retreats into Canada allowing a westerly flow aloft to move into the region decreasing the threat of showers for most areas.
For Friday and into the weekend, much quieter weather is expected for the Wenatchee Valley and Columbia Basin with partly to mostly cloudy skies each day and warmer, except for Friday, where highs will only reach the lower 50’s. Mid 50’s on Saturday under partly cloudy skies and almost 60 degrees on Sunday with a slight chance for an isolated afternoon shower.