Weather 2-22-18

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Cold weather will continue today as a weak area of low pressure remains focused over the Inland Northwest. Water vapor imagery this morning suggests the center of the low was just east of Moses Lake and is expected to meander ever so slowly toward Northeast Oregon by this afternoon. As the low continues to sag Southeast throughout the day it will eventually pull drier air in from the Northwest. As the drier air moves into the region, we are looking for another chilly night with clearing skies and light winds expected almost across the entire forecast area.

By Friday, the clearing will be short-lived as yet another weak weather trough sweeps in. We have a 30% chance of snow on Friday and a 40% chance Friday night. A progressive weather pattern will continue on Saturday with a 40% chance of snow throughout the day.

A warmer flow of air also inundates Northcentral Washington this weekend with high temperatures on Saturday jumping up into the mid-40’s. Sunday we will see a 50% chance of mainly rain showers with high temps remaining in the mid 40’s. Mostly sunny skies are on tap for most of next week with afternoon high temperatures right where they should be for this time of year right around 44 degrees.