Weather 10-20-21

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Satellite and radar imagery early this morning show increasing cloud cover from southwest to northeast and showers that are pushing through Northcentral Washington. This is the first in a series of weather systems that will keep us wet right through the middle of next week. However, for today`s system, the precipitation continues to be on the light side compared with upcoming systems with around a 0.10″ of an inch expected across the Wenatchee Valley and Columbia Basin.

Northcentral Washington weather today will be cloudy this morning, a 60% chance of rain with afternoon highs around 60 degrees. Expect some clearing skies by afternoon.

We will see a brief break in weather systems and an opportunity for temperatures to warm a few degrees tomorrow with partly to mostly cloudy skies and high temperatures in the low 60’s.

The more active weather period of the forecast still looks on track beginning on Friday as the parent low off the coast sends waves of moisture through the state. Weather for Friday will be cloudy with a 70% chance of rain and cooler with afternoon highs in the upper 50’s. Locally, 0.25 to 0.75 inches of rain looks promising for Friday into early Saturday.

A very brief break in precipitation on Saturday morning before the next wave of moisture moves in by noon brining moderate to heavy amounts of rain. Cloudy for Saturday with an 80% chance of rain with highs in the mid-50’s.

Sunday into Monday the plume of moisture becomes more oriented into northcentral California, however, with our continued southwest flow, we`ll still see clouds and precipitation streaming through our region.

That being said, we will see a 70% chance of rain on Sunday and a 60% chance on Monday with afternoon temperatures generally in the mid-50’s. Another chance for widespread precipitation is forecast for Tuesday as the onslaught of rain continues.