Weather 3-13-19

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Our weather over the next several days will be dominated by an upper level ridge of high pressure that will amplify over the Eastern Pacific. Today, expect sunny skies, a light west breeze and high temperatures in the lower 40’s. High pressure will continue to build over Northcentral Washington into Thursday but some mid-level cloudiness will spill across the ridge bringing partly sunny skies and just slightly cooler temperatures with highs in the upper 30’s.

Friday through Tuesday of next week, the ridge of high pressure will continue to build over the Pacific Northwest as we see a gradual weather warm-up with high temperatures by the first part of next week near or at normal for this time of year. A few weak disturbances may overtop the ridge at times and as a result will bring in more cloudiness especially near the East Slopes of the North Cascades and near British Columbia.

On Friday, partly cloudy skies with highs in the lower 40’s. Saturday, more clouds will move in with afternoon high temperatures in the lower to mid-40’s.

By Sunday, high pressure will be in full force with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid to upper 40’s. Sunny skies for both Monday and Tuesday with afternoon high temperatures in the mid 50’s and overnight lows in the lower 30’s.

One thing to keep our eye on, the warmer temperatures will allow for the rate of melting for snow to increase with potential for some low-land flooding or field flooding during the day followed by freezing of some of the ponded water during the overnight and early morning hours.