An upper level closed low is descending into the forecast area from the northwest this morning and will push across Northcentral Washington today through early Friday, with scattered showers and cooler, breezy weather. Our air mass will become increasingly unstable throughout the day with a 30% chance of scattered showers by this afternoon and a 40% chance of rain tonight. It will be windy at times as well with steady speeds of 15-20 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph at times today.
It will be breezy once again on Friday as the weather system exits the state and things begin to quiet down with partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures. High temperatures today will only be in the upper 60’s with mid 70’s expected for Friday.
A large area of high pressure arrives for the weekend with much warmer and drier weather that will continue into early next week. High temperatures on Saturday will be in the low 80’s and by Mother’s Day Sunday and on Monday and Tuesday our temperatures will climb into the mid and even upper 80’s. Flooding concerns will also continue on many area rivers and streams.