It will be a dry and seasonal day across the Inland Northwest as the next trough of low-pressure approaches from the north and a flat upper-level ridge sets up across the region. Temperatures today will rebound into the mid and upper 50s and even some lower 60s around the Wenatchee Valley and Columbia Basin. As the day progresses, a pressure decrease over southern Alberta will lead to an increasing south to southwesterly winds. Speeds will be lower than those experienced on Thursday but still noticeably breezy with gusts around 25 mph in the Columbia Basin and Waterville Plateau.
Weather for Northcentral Washington today will be sunny to start out with increasing clouds in the afternoon and mild with high temperatures in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s. A strong cold front will press through the region tonight bringing another period of windy conditions, mountain snow, and perhaps a few scattered rain showers. The Wenatchee Valley has a 30% chance of overnight showers with mountain snow.
Saturday’s weather will be much cooler and windy out of the northwest 15-25 mph with afternoon high temperatures in the upper 40’s to lower 50’s. By Saturday night, winds will die sown, skies will clear, and the air mass will become very dry and stable. This is a great recipe for chilly overnight temperatures. Forecast is currently calling for overnight lows to dip into the low to mid 20s with a few of our known cold spots possibly experiencing teens. If you have sensitive plants, be sure to protect them!
On Sunday, an upper level ridge of high pressure takes over our weather pattern with sunny skies and highs in the upper 50’s.
Monday through Thursday we will see warmer temperatures each day, with a major warming trend through the week. Highs on Monday will be in the lower 60’s, mid 60’s for Tuesday and into the upper 60’s to near 70 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday.