Weather 7-7-20

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The main area of weather concern for today will be the winds across the Columbia Basin and in Kittitas County as a weak trough moves through Eastern Washington. Northcentral Washington weather for today will be sunny and windy out of the northwest 15-25 mph with gusts possibly to 30 mph, cooler too with afternoon highs in the upper 70’s.

An uneventful day, weather wise, is expected across the region on Wednesday as a ridge of high pressure begins to build. The winds will also decline throughout the day as the pressure gradient in the region weakens with gusts dropping into the teens to low 20’s with the strongest winds expected in the Eastern portion of the Columbia Basin. The temperatures will be slightly higher than Tuesday with highs reaching into the upper 70’s and low 80’s for most of Northcentral Washington.

Mostly sunny and quiet for Thursday too with light winds and afternoon high temperatures in the lower 80’s.

The ridge of high pressure builds in earnest on Friday with sunny skies and warmer temperatures with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 80’s.

Saturday looks dry and warmer overall and possibly the warmest day of the week with sunny skies and high temperatures approaching 90 degrees. Another cold front is forecast near the Cascades as early as Saturday evening and will cool our weather off.

The Wenatchee Valley can expect partly cloudy skies and even a slight chance for an isolated shower or two on Sunday with afternoon highs in the lower 80’s.

The beginning of next week Monday and Tuesday look generally dry and breezy at times with high temperatures still trending a bit below seasonal normal in the lower 80’s.