Weather models continue to keep the ridge of high pressure off the Pacific coast which will keep the Inland Northwest cool and dry for another day. By this afternoon, the ridge of high pressure strengthens and carries a dry, warming trend through the upcoming weekend.
Expect partly cloudy skies this morning turning mostly sunny by afternoon with afternoon high temperatures still below the season normals with highs today around Northcentral Washington in the mid 40’s.
Sunny skies for Friday along with a very light breeze, highs tomorrow will warm up to near 50 degrees. Saturday through Tuesday, the ridge of high pressure keeps a northerly flow over Central and Eastern Washington with a warming trend peaking over the weekend on Sunday.
Mostly sunny skies for Saturday with afternoon highs in the lower to mid-50’s.
Partly cloudy conditions for Sunday but nice and mild with highs Sunday above normal into the mid to upper 50’s. More of the same for Monday and Tuesday with partly cloudy skies and afternoon high temperatures in the mid 50’s. There is a possibility of gradually decreasing air quality in the valleys of the East Slopes of the Washington Cascades and portions of the basin as inversions and low level easterly winds may pool pollutants in those locations.
A cold front may drop down from the north as early as Wednesday bringing breezy conditions and cooler temperatures with highs in the upper 40’s.