An upper level ridge of high pressure remains in place off the Pacific Coast this morning bringing blue skies and sunshine for most of Northcentral Washington. The Wenatchee Valley can expect mostly sunny skies today with calm wind conditions and afternoon high temperatures in the lower to mid-40’s.
A few more clouds for Tuesday but still nice with warmer afternoon highs into the mid and upper 40’s.
The ridge of high pressure remains in place Wednesday as well with increasing clouds throughout the day and warm with high temperatures in the mid 40’s.
Weather models continue to show a more active weather pattern beginning Thursday as a more progressive west to northwest flow pattern develops including two weather systems that will pass through both Thursday and Saturday. The first weather system arrives Thursday with the bulk of the precipitation still expected for the afternoon and evening when surface temperatures are expected to be above freezing for most valleys resulting in a rain/snow mix with little to no accumulations. Chance of precipitation in the Wenatchee Valley is 30% with afternoon high temperatures in the mid 40’s.
Friday looks like a break between weather systems with partly cloudy skies, light wind and afternoon highs in the mid to upper 40’s.
A stronger storm arrives Saturday and this one will bring slightly cooler temperatures with a better potential for valley accumulations except the Lewiston and Wenatchee areas as well as the deep basin where a rain/snow mix is more likely. There is a 50% chance for rain in Wenatchee on Saturday and a 40% chance on Saturday night with afternoon highs in the lower 40’s.
Expect a slight chance for showers on Sunday with warmer temperatures with afternoon highs back into the mid 40’s.