Weather forecast for today calling for some moderately dense mid and high level clouds this morning into the early afternoon throughout Northcentral Washington. This could hamper our daytime highs. Weather models seem to think the thicker clouds will move out of the area by mid to late afternoon and we will still see high temperatures probably reached early this evening. Mostly sunny skies in the Wenatchee Valley today with hot afternoon high temperatures into the lower 90’s.
Tonight and Tuesday there is a threat of thunderstorms that will continue through the evening and overnight hours…and through Tuesday. Just a slight chance of storms in the Wenatchee Valley but a much better chance in Okanogan and Grant County locations. Best chance of t-storms will be on Tuesday with high temperatures in the lower 90’s. The strong cold front moves through our area overnight Tuesday, kicking up strong west winds 10-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. The weather system exits the region quickly by Wednesday morning, with just a few morning showers over the northern/eastern mountains.
It will be breezy once again on Wednesday with temperatures about 15 degrees cooler on Tuesday with highs only in the lower 80’s.
For Thursday and Friday, a surface trough will re-establish itself over the Columbia Basin as a short wave ridge of high pressure pops up over Northcentral Washington. Under sunny skies, this will allow temperatures to rise back into the upper 80s to lower 90s with light winds and abundant sunshine.
The expected arrival of the next weak Pacific weather disturbance Friday night or Saturday does not appear to bring any appreciable precipitation threat at all but may manifest itself as a dry and breezy period on Saturday. Expect temperatures to cool back into the mid-80s over most locations with the rest of the upcoming weekend remaining dry and benign with seasonably normal temperatures.