A large area of high pressure in the desert southwest along with another weather high off the Washington and Oregon coast will continue to bring us unseasonably hot temperatures today. Afternoon high temperatures around Northcentral Washington will top off today in the upper 90’s to near 100 with skies and light wind.
Thursday will be a carbon copy of today with highs once again in the upper 90’s. On Friday, a weak weather system will move down through Western Montana, which will bring Northcentral Washington a few more clouds and possibly even isolated thunderstorms mainly to the north and in parts of the Cascades. Highs on Friday dropping back into the mid 90’s.
For our upcoming weekend, the dome of high pressure builds over the region giving us a dry and very hot several days. We will see temperatures increasing once again on Saturday into the upper 90’s and then possibly 100 degrees for both Sunday and Monday. Winds will be light this weekend with sunny skies. The hot temperatures could pose a risk for those susceptible to heat.
By Tuesday, the weather ridge breaks down but disagreement exits as to exactly how that will develop. We will see a slight cool-down as well back to the mid 90’s.