Weather 2-18-20

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The ridge of high pressure will continue to drive the weather environment for the rest of our workweek. Weather models are in fairly good agreement with no major weather impacts expected as the mild, dry air continues to move into Northcentral Washington. Expect sunny skies today and on Wednesday and along with calm wind conditions, afternoon highs will generally be in the mid 40’s.

More clouds for Thursday as a weak weather system rolls through. No precipitation Is expected with highs once again in the mid 40’s.

It looks like a weather pattern change on Friday as the ridge of high pressure moves east and is replaced with a low amplitude split flow pattern. The Wenatchee Valley will see mostly cloudy skies on Friday and warmer temperatures with afternoon high temperatures in the upper 40’s.

Over the weekend this progressive weather pattern moves a trof of low pressure over the region allowing for an increase in rain going into Saturday that maximizes Sunday with the trof overhead. Cloudy skies for Saturday and Sunday with a 30% chance of rain during the day Saturday with afternoon highs in the upper 40’s to near 50 degrees. The chance of rain goes up to 60% on Saturday night and a 50% chance of rain mixed with snow on Sunday with high temperatures once again in the upper 040’s.

With system passage on Sunday night winds will pick up across Northcentral Washington on Monday with partly cloudy skies high temperatures will remain mild into the mid 40’s.