Much quieter weather is in store for the Inland Northwest today as yesterday’s strong upper level trough has pushed well to our east. Northcentral Washington can expect sunny skies today with a west breeze 10-15 mph with highs later on in the mid to upper 70’s.
A ridge of high pressure moves in on Tuesday ushering in not only warmer weather but also some cloudiness as a trough of low pressure moves through the ridge. Because of that we will see increasing clouds on Tuesday, a very light south breeze and afternoon highs in the upper 70’s to lower 80’s.
Relatively benign weather is expected for the Inland Northwest on Wednesday and Thursday with a flat ridge of high pressure overhead. Some high clouds are possible but overall light winds and very seasonable temperatures during the midpart of the week with Wenatchee Valley high temperatures mainly in the upper 70’s to near 80 degrees both days.
For Friday through early next week, a large low over the Gulf of Alaska will dive south and east toward the Pacific Northwest. What that means for the Inland Northwest is increasing southwesterly flow aloft beginning Friday. Showers and isolated thunderstorms will increase and then be more widespread Saturday and Sunday.
Northcentral Washington can expect a 30% chance of scattered showers Friday, Saturday and Sunday with afternoon high temperatures in the upper 70’s on Friday, cooling down to the mid 70’s on Saturday and right around the 70 degree mark for highs on Sunday.