As a ridge of high pressure remains over the Eastern Pacific, a dry northwest flow aloft will be over the Inland Northwest today with lighter winds and warmer temperatures, about 5 degrees over yesterday.
Weather for Northcentral Washington today calling for sunny skies, light northwest winds and afternoon high temperatures in the upper 80’s.
Dry and warmer weather continues into Wednesday as a flat ridge aloft sets up over the region. Under sunny skies, daytime highs on Wednesday will span the upper 80’s to lower 90s under light winds. By Wednesday night expect a west wind to pick up to around 5-15 mph with possible gusts to around 20 mph.
The ridge aloft buckles a bit on Thursday as a shortwave weather system pivots inland across Washington state. A weak cold front will sweep east of the Cascades late in the day ushering in breezy westerly winds with gusts around 20 mph, high temperatures Thursday in the lower 90’s.
The weak weather system will slowly move east out of Washington on Friday with sunny skies and just slightly cooler temperatures in the mid to upper 80’s. The high pressure ridge will amplify over the Eastern Pacific off the Washington Coast on Saturday ushering in the warmest temperatures we’ve seen this year.
For Saturday as we kick off the weekend, expect sunny skies with afternoon high temperatures around 90 degrees. Even warmer on Sunday with lots of sunshine we will see high temperatures in the lower 90’s.
By early next week, there are signs that the offshore ridge will begin to expand inland delivering even warmer temperatures to the Columbia Basin and Wenatchee Valley.