Along with much cooler temperatures today, the big weather news will be the wind as a weak cold front moves through. Afternoon and evening wind gusts will commonly be in the range of 25-30 mph through the Cascade gaps and out over the exposed areas of the Columbia Basin. Similar strength winds are expected for the southern portions of the Okanogan Valley. Today will not only be breezy to windy, but also very dry. This combination will result in a critical fire weather day over much of central and eastern Washington. Northcentral Washington weather today will be sunny, cooler and windy out of the west 10-20 mph with gusts around 25 mph, highs this afternoon in the mid 80’s.
Winds will gradually subside overnight and will be much weaker on Thursday as the upper level trough makes its pass across the region. Weather for tomorrow will be sunny with a light northwest breeze and normal high temperatures for this time of year in the upper 80’s.
On Friday, our weather pattern turns unseasonably hot once again as another ridge of high pressure builds in. Expect sunny skies with afternoon highs in the lower 90’s.
This weekend will be hot with sunny skies each day and afternoon high temperatures on Saturday in the mid 90’s with Sunday being the hottest with upper 90’s and a few areas near 100 degrees expected.
Monday and Tuesday will be hot too with lots of sunshine and high temperatures each day in the lower to mid-90’s.