Weather 2-16-18

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A very moist Northwest flow aloft continues to ride down the eastern side of a high pressure ridge and will usher in the next in a series of weather systems beginning late tonight and early Saturday morning. Ahead of that system today we will see some fairly windy conditions develop with steady speeds of 15-20 mph gusting to 35 mph.

Even stronger winds will develop from about Wenatchee to Pullman on Saturday as an upper level weather trough moves in with winds 25 to 30 mph gusting as high as 50 mph. A wind advisory is in place for the Wenatchee Valley from 11:00 Saturday morning until 10:00 Saturday night. We also have a 60% chance of mainly rain tomorrow, which goes down to 30% Saturday night.

By Sunday, a strong arctic cold front moves down bringing us much cooler temperatures and a 50% chance of mainly afternoon snow showers. Additional cooling is expected on Monday and Tuesday as well with morning lows in the low to mid-teens and highs only in the lower 30s. It looks like by the middle of next week our temperatures and weather will begin to moderate back into the upper 30’s to near 40 degrees.