Weather satellite is indicating a sharp upper level ridge of high pressure just off the Pacific Coast. Northcentral Washington lays under the northerly flow on the eastern flank of this ridge. Satellite also indicates a long curving fetch of Pacific moisture hooking over the top of the ridge and descending down the eastern flank into the Spokane area from the north. This is leading to thick mid and high-level clouds in the Wenatchee Valley this morning which will persist through the day with afternoon high temperatures this afternoon in the upper 60’s to lower 70’s. We can also expect some breezy weather conditions today with northwest wind 5-15 mph with possible gusts to 20 mph.
A weak cold front swings through the area on Wednesday whipping up Northwest wind 10-15 mph with afternoon highs falling back a bit into the mid to upper 60’s.
A dry northerly weather flow returns for Thursday with clearing skies and the start of a warming trend with lots of sunshine and afternoon high temperatures in the mid to upper 60’s.
Even warmer weather is expected on Friday through the upcoming weekend under partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies, highs on Friday will be around 70 degrees, then lower to mid-70’s for Saturday through Monday.