Weather 3-7-19

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Weather in the Inland Northwest this morning will see an end to the light wintry precipitation we received over the past 24 hours. Partly cloudy skies and calm wind for today with high temperatures this afternoon in the upper 30’s. An upper level trough will settle in over Northcentral Washington later today and will remain through the end of the workweek.

On Friday, the upper level low center tracks across the region with cold air aloft bringing partly cloudy skies for Friday and cooler temperatures with afternoon highs in the mid 30’s.

Saturday and Sunday, a short wave ridge builds in with dry weather, mostly sunny skies with cool high temperatures only in the lower to mid-30’s. Continued snow cover across the area and a moist boundary layer along with light winds could also lead to quite a bit of freezing fog development during the overnight and morning hours Saturday night through Sunday night. The March sun angle should allow the fog to break up in the afternoon but temperatures will remain well below normal.

Weather models continue to show the next low pressure system arriving Monday afternoon and into Tuesday with a 30% chance of snow Monday night. On Tuesday, an upper level ridge of high pressure builds in warming us up and bringing a 30% chance of rain mixed with snow Tuesday with high temperatures near 40 degrees.  Expect mostly sunny skies and nice early March temperatures with afternoon highs in the upper 30’s to lower 40’s.