We are in the midst of an historical and dangerous weather heat wave which is being supported by an extremely strong ridge of high pressure centered over the Washington/Idaho/Canadian triple point borders. Weather models suggest today will be our hottest day of this prolonged heat wave as we bake under the intense June sun and cloud free sky.
Here in the Wenatchee Valley today, mid-110s are expected, however, in the Lower Columbia Basin and the Omak areas, temperatures will be even hotter, possibly between 115-120! We could even possibly see a location break the Washington State all-time record high of 118 F! Needless to say, today will likely be the hottest day in recorded history for many locations across the Inland Northwest. Heat will threaten the health of residents and especially those susceptible to heat related illnesses. Northcentral Washington weather today will be sunny and hot with afternoon high temperatures near 112 in Wenatchee and possibly 115 degrees for Moses Lake and Omak.
Weather for Wednesday will be sweltering hot as well with sunny skies and highs again between 110-115 degrees.
Thursday through Monday, the main weather story will continue to be the heat, although with a slight cooling trend into early next week. The Excessive Heat Warning through Sunday (4th of July) still looks on track with afternoon highs each day ranging from 100 to 105 degrees across Northcentral Washington.
Finally, by Monday, our afternoon high temperatures will dip below 100 degrees with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 90’s.