Mainly dry weather is expected today with breezy southwest winds of 25-35 mph across the Columbia Basin with 10-15 mph wind expected for the Wenatchee Valley. Northcentral Washington can also expect sunny skies today with very mild temperatures into the lower 50’s.
Our next weather system will arrive over the weekend in two impulses. The first wave arrives Friday night into Saturday morning, which will be the weaker of the two, and move through the region rather rapidly. Given the overnight timing of this first wave, any precipitation that falls will likely be in the form of snow, with generally light accumulations expected. The 2nd impulse arrives later in the day Saturday, with the heaviest precipitation overnight into Sunday morning then waning through the day.
So, this weekend the Wenatchee Valley can expect cloudy skies Saturday with a 40% chance of rain, highs in the mid 40’s while Sunday will feature dry, windy and sunny weather conditions with afternoon highs once again in the mid 40’s.
On Monday right through Thursday next week, a ridge of high pressure will build over the western coast. With this ridge, it will be a very quiet, mild week with near seasonal temperatures, sunny and precipitation free. Highs will be in the lower to mid-40’s with lows in the mid to upper 20’s.