Weather 4-22-19

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Today’s weather will be mild and dry with clouds on the increase during the afternoon with high temperatures in the lower 70’s. A quick moving cold front will bring breezy conditions and a slight chance for showers Tuesday with afternoon west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting to 30 mph.

A ridge of high pressure builds in off the Pacific Coast on Wednesday with sunny skies and highs in the lower 70’s.

The broad area of high pressure will remain over the Western U.S. through Thursday and Friday as well with partly to mostly sunny skies and afternoon high temperatures in the lower 70’s.

By Saturday, a fast moving cold front is expected to break down our high-pressure ridge, as temperatures will likely begin to trend cooler on Friday and through the upcoming weekend. The progressive nature of the weather front and strong mid-level westerly winds will likely prevent much of Northcentral Washington from seeing any precipitation. At this time, it looks like showers will mainly be confined to the Idaho Panhandle, the eastern third of Washington, and the high terrain of the Cascades.

On Saturday and Sunday, a broad trough of low pressure over the Pacific Northwest into the Northern Rockies will likely produce unsettled weather and much cooler temperatures over the weekend. Look for partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies both days with highs on Saturday in the mid 60’s dropping to the lower 60’s for afternoon highs on Sunday. Pockets of frost will be possible over the weekend and early next week.