Weather 5-22-19

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Our weather over the next couple of days will feature high pressure off the Pacific Coast bringing a mix of clouds and sun, breezy conditions at times and mild daytime temperatures with highs in the mid-70s to near 80 degrees. By Friday, a weather disturbance will ride down the back of our high-pressure ridge and take up residence over western Washington resulting in a good chance of showers and afternoon thunderstorms for most of the Inland Northwest Friday and to a lesser extent Saturday as well. The disturbance will drop south of the area for Sunday and Monday with clearing skies and much warmer temperatures expected for early next week.

Mostly cloudy skies for our Wednesday weather forecast as clouds from a large area of low pressure over the Dakota’s move in from the east, afternoon highs today in the mid 70’s.

On Thursday, the flow reverses back to a more normal westerly direction with mostly sunny skies, light winds and afternoon highs near 80 degrees.

By Friday, another weather system will once again drop south along the front side of a building ridge of high pressure. This wave will deepen and close off as it tracks through British Columbia and drops south along the crest of the Cascades. Cloudy skies for Northcentral Washington Friday with a 50% chance of showers and highs in the mid 70’s.

The low pulls away from the region on Saturday a little slower than previously expected as moisture wraps around the exiting low, which will keep a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms for most locations with highs once again in the mid 70’s.

By Sunday and Memorial Day Monday, high pressure once again takes control of our weather pattern with mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures, into the low and mid 80’s early next week.