Weather 3-18-20

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Northcentral Washington can expect a rather quiet weather pattern over the next several days with most of the clouds and precipitation missing our area to the north and to the south. For today, we will see sunny skies, calm wind conditions with afternoon highs today in the mid to upper 50’s.

On Thursday, another area of high pressure builds into the Inland Northwest as the next weather system from the Gulf of Alaska digs offshore, too far west to really affect our weather.

Quiet weather conditions continue on Friday, our first full day of Spring with mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures with highs in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s.

The upcoming weekend weather forecast looks very Spring-like with mostly sunny skies both Saturday and Sunday with afternoon high temperatures in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s.

Then between Sunday night and Tuesday a weather system drops south from Alaska and digs a long-wave trough over the Pacific Northwest coast. Moisture deepens on Monday and Tuesday with a 20% chance of showers each day and slightly cooler temperatures with afternoon highs each day in the mid 50’s. The afternoon hours could also see some low-grade breezy conditions, especially over the Columbia Basin eastward.