One more day of cooler than normal weather today before temperatures start rising through early next week. Under sunny skies and breezy northwest winds, temperatures for Friday will be about 10 degrees below average for this time of the year with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 70’s. Winds will be less than what we have seen the last two days, but still breezy at times. Gusts will be less than 25 mph and actually decrease through the mid to late afternoon as the trough and upper level jet stream push east.
As we kick off the weekend on Saturday, temperatures will increase 5 to 10 degrees and winds will be light with sunny to mostly sunny skies as a large area of high pressure builds in. High temperatures Saturday in the mid 80’s.
By Sunday, the current heat wave over portions of the Central and Eastern U.S. will shift westward early next week as a ridge of high pressure sharpens over the Rockies. Look for afternoon temperatures to climb into the upper 80s and lower 90s Sunday afternoon under sunny skies.
Monday will be even hotter. The Wenatchee Valley, Columbia Basin and the Tri-Cities area will see temperatures well into the 90’s with afternoon high temperatures on Monday in the mid to upper 90’s and lower to mid-90’s on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, there is good weather model agreement that an offshore trough will pivot inland bringing in a cold front which will cool us off into the end of next week with afternoon high temperatures around Northcentral Washington in the mid 80’s.