Weather 2-16-21


The upper level jet stream is still positioned off the Pacific coast and dropping in over Southwestern Oregon and Northern California. It will also keep Northcentral Washington under the cold Arctic pattern for another day or two. Mostly cloudy skies becoming partly cloudy in our Tuesday weather forecast, dry and warmer too, with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 30’s.

On Wednesday, an offshore ridge of high pressure will push into the region cutting of the Northwest flow of arctic air and will bring a quiet weather day to the Inland Northwest. Tomorrow’s forecast calling for sunny skies, a light northwest breeze with afternoon high temperatures in the upper 30’s to lower 40’s.

Milder daytime temperatures are expected to develop during the week into early next week. Still, periods of wet weather are anticipated as well. First, a weather system is forecast to bring the potential for widespread precipitation from late Thursday afternoon into Friday morning. Then, additional precipitation could develop over the weekend and early next week in the form of rain as temperatures climb well-above normal for this time of year.

Forecast for Thursday calling for cloudy skies with a 60% chance of snow by late afternoon and evening with highs slightly cooler, with highs in the mid 30’s.

Mostly cloudy skies in the weather forecast for Friday and Saturday with a 30% chance of rain Friday and 1 20% chance on Saturday with highs generally in the lower 40’s.

Much warmer air will move our way on Sunday and Monday but the flow of air will also be wet with a 50% chance of rain each day and afternoon highs unseasonably warm into the upper 40’s and lower 50’s.