Weather 4-16-19

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An upper level weather trough is moving through the region this morning with the best chance of precipitation to our south. This system exits late morning leaving dry conditions for the afternoon outside a small threat of mountain showers mainly near the Cascade Crest, Central Panhandle Mountains, and Blue Mountains. Under partly to mostly cloudy skies, expect afternoon high temperatures today in the lower 60’s.

On Wednesday, an upper level ridge will build over the Inland Northwest and the Idaho Panhandle bringing variable high clouds, drier conditions, and warmer daytime temperature across the region. The daytime highs will finally be near or slightly above the average for this time of the year with valley temperatures expected to range in the mid to upper 60’s tomorrow to the lower 70’s on Thursday for the Wenatchee Valley,  the Columbia basin and the Southern Palouse.

By Thursday night, the next weather system is expected to move through Northcentral Washington with a 20% chance of showers on Thursday night and 20% chance of showers on Friday with highs Friday in the mid to upper 60’s. As the weak weather system moves through late Friday winds will become solidly breezy by Friday afternoon with sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with some afternoon gusts up to 30 to 35 mph are quite possible.

Saturday will mark the beginning of a very quiet weather period through the remainder of the weekend and probably into early next week as an upper level ridge builds into the area. Expect sunny skies on Saturday and Easter Sunday with afternoon high temperatures in the mid to upper 60’s. More of the same beautiful spring weather on Monday with partly cloudy skies, afternoon high temperatures in the upper 60’s and overnight low temperatures in the lower 40’s.