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Today will be another weather day with unseasonably mild temperatures across the Inland Northwest. With the upper level jet centered over central British Columbia, the Cascades are seeing a break this morning from the heavy precipitation they received yesterday. Winds will continue to be breezy in parts of our area today with gusts of 25 to 35 mph across the Columbia Basin.

Northcentral Washington weather today will partly cloudy to mostly sunny and warm with afternoon highs in the low to mid 60’s. Wenatchee’s all-time warmest temperature in December is 62 degrees and the forecast high today is 64.

Expect one more unseasonably warm day on Thursday with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid-50’s.

The polar jet stream will shift northward Friday leaving a flat ridge and westerly flow aloft across the region ushering in cooler air from the northwest. Partly cloudy for Friday with afternoon high temperatures in the mid-40’s.

Saturday and Sunday the weather pattern will begin to change with a northwest flow aloft becoming cooler with the added influence of some arctic moisture. Under mostly cloudy skies Saturday and a 30% chance of rain, expect highs to reach the upper 40’s.

Late Sunday and on Monday, a large weather system moves over the Pacific Northwest bringing a 60% chance of late-night showers Sunday and an 80% chance of rain on Monday, highs both days in the mid-40’s.

Quiet weather for Tuesday with mostly cloudy skies and afternoon high temperatures in the mid-40’s.