Weather 3-4-20

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A frontal passage early this morning will produce gusty winds as mountain snow continues along the Cascade Crest. By mid to late morning the quick moving front will be well into Montana and winds are expected to gradually decrease through the day and mountain snow will also diminish by mid to late afternoon as well.

Northcentral Washington weather forecast for today calling for mostly sunny with windy conditions at times 10-20 mph with afternoon highs in the mid 50’s.

Warmer air will quickly return to our region on Thursday as our flow becomes southerly with partly cloudy skies and highs once again in the mid 50’s.

Then Friday through Saturday, a weather system moving down from Alaska amplifies and approaches the Western U.S., it ushers in a moisture plume and guides it toward the Inland Northwest. Mostly cloudy skies for the Wenatchee Valley both Friday and Saturday with a 30% chance of rain each day with afternoon highs in the upper 40’s to lower 50’s. For the mountains, this weather system will be more firmly a snow event with Stevens Pass possibly picking up 6-8 inches of new snow.

High pressure moves back over the Western U.S. on Sunday through mid-week bringing mostly sunny skies each day and mostly clear nights with afternoon highs in the upper 40’s at first warming to the mid 50’s by Tuesday, overnight lows will be primarily in the upper 20’s to lower 30’s.