Weather today is calling for a Winter Storm Warning that will go into effect at 4:00 p.m. today and run through 4:00 a.m. on Sunday. Snow will begin falling to our northwest this morning spreading into Northcentral Washington by mid- afternoon. There is an 80% chance of snow this afternoon with 1-2 inches possible, high temperatures today in the mid 20’s. Tonight, our chance for snow will go up to 100% with possibly heavy snow dumping 4-8 inches of snow overnight. Snow will continue on Saturday with another 3-5 inches of snow possible with afternoon highs in the lower 20’s. Blowing and drifting snow combined with bitterly cold north winds will make Saturday a potentially dangerous weather day to travel across Central Washington. North winds gusting between 40 and 50 mph in the Columbia Basin will have the potential to make roads impassable due to drifting snow. In the Wenatchee Valley, expect north to northeast winds 5-15 mph on Saturday.
Another re-enforcing shot of cold air will move in overnight Saturday and into Sunday with a 30% chance of snow and highs in the upper teens.
We will see a break in the snowfall on Monday under partly cloudy skies, high temperatures will once again only top out in the upper teens with overnight lows in the single digits.
Another weaker area of low pressure will move into the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday and will linger through Thursday with a 20-30% chance of snow each day with high temperatures in the low to mid 20’s.