Weather 8-4-20

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High pressure briefly strengthens aloft today and into tomorrow delivering a warming weather trend for the next two days. Under sunny skies and light wind, weather temperatures will warm around 3 degrees today bringing most communities back into the upper 80s to lower 90s.

On Wednesday, the air mass will continue to warm another 3-5 degrees pushing all communities back into the low to mid 90’s. Winds will be light today through Wednesday morning then we will begin to see some light breezes across Northcentral Washington by Wednesday afternoon with winds around 15 to 25 mph by the evening around Wenatchee, Vantage, Moses Lake, Waterville, Pateros, and Omak. Weather for Thursday will feature a strong cold front will pass through the region bringing windy weather conditions out of the west 15-25 mph with gusts as high as 32 mph, much cooler too with afternoon high temperatures only in the lower 80’s. Our area is very dry and has not received any appreciable precipitation in over a month so any new fire starts could grow rapidly. As such, a fire weather watch has been issued. Strong winds may also lead to some patchy blowing dust. This carries low confidence but cannot be ruled out on the Waterville Plateau and around Silica Road west of Moses Lake.

The Pacific weather trough that will barrel through the area on Thursday will quickly eject to our east on Friday allowing pressure gradients to relax meaning less wind. Cool air aloft will continue to trickle into the Pacific Northwest on Friday with afternoon, under sunny skies, high temperatures will actually be below normal into the mid 80’s.

For Saturday, Sunday and Monday, expect a slow warming trend with sunny skies and afternoon high temperatures around 90 on Saturday, lower 90’s on Sunday and mid 90’s on Monday.