Today and Thursday’s weather will be warm and pleasant as mild high pressure builds over the Pacific Northwest. Expect sunny skies today with a northwest wind and afternoon highs in the lower 70’s. A few more clouds for Thursday and less wind with highs tomorrow near 70 degrees.
A quick moving frontal system expected to arrive on Friday morning will usher in an active weather pattern that will persist into early next week with windy conditions and much cooler temperatures. For the Wenatchee Valley Friday, expect breezy post-frontal winds by late morning with sustained west winds of 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph common. Locally higher gusts may occur around Wenatchee and Waterville late in the day, high temperatures in the lower 70’s.
On Saturday, gustier west winds are likely as an upper low currently over Alaska shears across British Columbia and Alberta. We will see mostly sunny skies and cooler temperatures Saturday with afternoon highs only in the lower to mid-60’s.
Sunday through Tuesday, a Canadian based area of high pressure will slide down the Continental Divide bringing with it mostly clear and dry weather with afternoon high temperatures in the lower to mid-60’s and overnight lows in the upper 30’s to lower 40’s.