Weather 1-3-19

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The well-advertised weather system will move through this morning bringing a 60% chance of rain throughout the day today. A warm front will also slowly push eastward through today with the cold front moving through the region overnight tonight. High temperatures today around 40 degrees. A Winter Weather Advisory is still in effect for Northcentral Washington until 2:00 p.m. for possible freezing rain. The advisory includes the Wenatchee Valley, Chelan, Omak, Moses Lake and Pateros.  Moderate to locally heavy snow will be likely for the Cascades where anywhere from a foot to 18 inches of snow can be  expected by Friday morning and for the crest of the Cascades likely more. The Methow valley will see anywhere from 2-5 inches of snow, although there may be some mixed precipitation at times as well.

The cold front will slowly sag into the region Thursday night and Friday then will get pushed north again as a warm front arrives Friday night.

For Friday, our weather quiets down somewhat with mostly cloudy skies and highs warming into the mid 40’s. Quiet weather is expected for most of Sunday as well with increasing clouds and high temperatures around 40 degrees.

A very active and cooler weather pattern moves our way on Monday with a 60% chance of snow during the day and a 60% chance of a rain/snow mix Monday night with highs in the mid 30’s. More showers for Tuesday with a 60% chance of rain or snow with high temperatures warming back into the upper 30’s. Cloudy skies and warm temperatures for Wednesday with highs in the lower 40’s.