Weather 3-20-18

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Tuesday is the first official day of spring and will feature the warmest and driest weather of the entire week as a vigorous cold front is expected to bring widespread precipitation as early as Wednesday afternoon. Afternoon high temperatures in the Wenatchee Valley will be at or even slightly above 60 degrees today.

Currently, the Inland Northwest is sitting between two distinct weather systems today. One is an area of low pressure moving down from the Gulf of Alaska and the other is an associated weather cold front moving in behind it.

Our heaviest rainfall in Northcentral Washington will be in the overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning where we could see anywhere between a half and three quarters of an inch of rain. Chance for precipitation is 80% Wednesday night and a 60% chance on Thursday. A cool, unstable, showery air mass will promote a few scattered showers on Friday, Saturday and into Sunday morning with high temperatures by this weekend dropping down to the low 50’s.