Weather 2-28-19

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As last night’s weather system moves out of the area, expect sunny skies today with light and variable winds, warmer as well with afternoon high temperatures today in the mid 30’s. On Friday, more sunshine and light wind with high temperatures once again in the lower to mid-30’s.

Saturday through the weekend and into Monday, weather models agree in weakening the offshore upper low pressure and settling it farther south off the Oregon coast and creating a sort of split flow situation over the northwest. The Wenatchee Valley will be under the influence of a drier northwest flow out of Canada rather than the moist southerly flow of the last 24 hours. This will promote continued drying conditions with the main threat of residual minor mountain snow showers mainly over the far northeastern mountains along with a colder and drier Canadian air mass that will filter into our region this weekend pushing our high and low temperatures 15 to 25 degrees below normal.

Under mostly sunny skies, afternoon high temperatures Saturday, Sunday and Monday will only be in the mid-20’s to around 30 with overnight lows in the mid to upper teens. Tuesday and beyond looks dry at this point, but a steady increase in moisture could bring a return of snow as early as Wednesday perhaps continuing into Thursday.