Dry and breezy weather conditions are expected today through Tuesday with warmer temperatures and mostly sunny skies. A dry, warming trend is expected for the remainder of the week with many locations experiencing highs in the upper 60’s to even the lower 70’s.
The region will be under northwest flow aloft today as high pressure begins to drift toward the Washington Coast. The main weather impacts across the Inland Northwest will be increasing winds. The first push of winds will arrive late this afternoon and evening then look for winds to remain breezy through Tuesday night. The strongest winds will channel through the northwest to southeast oriented river valleys in the East Slopes of the Cascades and spill on to the Waterville Plateau. Sustained wind speeds of 15-20 mph will be accompanied by gusts of 25-30 mph. Locally higher gusts near 40-45 mph will be possible in the higher terrain. The Columbia Basin will see sustained winds of 10-15 mph with gusts 20-25 mph. Not as windy in the Wenatchee Valley today with north west wind expected around 5-15 mph with afternoon highs in the lower to mid- 60’s.
A few more clouds on Tuesday with west wind 10-15 mph with afternoon high temperatures in the mid 60’s.
On Wednesday and Thursday, strong high pressure will build into the region promoting warmer and drier weather conditions.
Mostly sunny skies are expected Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with warmer temperatures, highs Wednesday in the mid to upper 60’s, Thursday our highs will reach 70 degrees in most locations and upper 60’s on Friday.
Partly cloudy skies and slightly cooler weather is expected for the weekend with afternoon high temperatures on Saturday in the mid 60’s with lower 60’s expected for Sunday.