Hot and mostly dry weather conditions on tap for our Wednesday as high pressure off the Pacific coast continues to intensify. Northcentral Washington will see mostly sunny skies today, a light northwest breeze with high temperatures anywhere form the lower to mid-90’s. Record high temperatures are possible across the area with Wenatchee Valley highs today around 92 degrees, 94 is the record high for today.

Hot weather for Thursday as well with increasing wind will bring some fire weather concerns as a cold front pushes across Northcentral Washington, with an upper trough coming on its heels. Winds are expected to pick up going into afternoon and evening tomorrow, before dissipating with the sunset, afternoon high temperatures in the lower 90’s. A Fire Weather Watch remains in place for the central and southern Cascade valleys into the Upper Columbia Basin with winds in the Wenatchee Valley out of the west 15-20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph.

On Friday, expect slightly cooler temperatures behind Thursday`s frontal passage. Forecast highs are still projected to be around 10 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year. Sunny skies in our Friday weather forecast, light northwest winds and highs in the upper 80’s.

A shortwave high-pressure ridge builds into the region on Saturday, bringing warmer temperatures and dry weather across the Inland Northwest with afternoon highs to kick off our weekend into the lower 90’s.

The Pacific Northwest will see a slow cool-down beginning on Sunday with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the upper 80’s.  Mostly sunny skies in store for both Monday and Tuesday next week with continued cooling, highs in the mid 80’s on Monday and lower 80’s on Tuesday.