Weather 4-2-20

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Weather forecast for Northcentral Washington today calling for mostly sunny skies, light wind and cooler than normal afternoon temperatures with highs in the upper 40’s to near 50 degrees. That’s about 10 degrees below where we should be for this time of year.

Friday’s high temps could be even a few degrees colder than today, under mostly sunny skies expect temperatures only in the mid to upper 40’s. West to southwest winds will also increase Friday and continue through the evening with gusts 25-35 mph possible stretching from Wenatchee across the Waterville Plateau and into the Columbia Basin. As the weather system slowly slides down the coast, it will push warm, saturated air into the region.

Saturday’s weather will be fairly quiet with mostly cloudy skies a slight warm-up with afternoon high temperatures in the mid 50’s.

On Sunday another weak weather system will also begin sliding down the west coast bringing cloudy skies and a 20% chance for scattered showers, highs temperatures warmer, into the upper 50’s to lower 60’s.

A huge ridge of high pressure begins to build into the Pacific Northwest on Monday and will continue to strengthen into mid-week. Expect mostly sunny skies Monday, Tuesday with afternoon high temperatures jumping up well above normal near 65 on Monday and into the upper 60’s on Tuesday. On Wednesday, even warmer, under partly cloudy skies afternoon highs for the first time this year, could top out in the lower 70’s.