As the cold front that brought windy weather and scattered showers to our area yesterday moves away, we will see breezy conditions and cooler air in place through today. Cold advection on the back side of the trough will work to filter breezy winds through especially the eastern Cascade valleys this afternoon, keeping elevated winds into the Waterville Plateau. Wind gusts upwards of 30-35 mph will be possible and we can`t rule out periods of gusts in the 40-mph range through parts of the Wenatchee River Valley. Weather forecast today calling for sunny skies, a northwest wind 10-15 mph and cool with afternoon highs in the upper 60’s to near 70 degrees.
As we kick off our Memorial Day weekend on Saturday Northcentral Washington will begin to see warming aloft and a flat ridge of high pressure building into the Pacific and Inland Northwest. Columbia Basin and Wenatchee Valley weather tomorrow will be sunny with light winds and warmer with high temperatures in the upper 70’s.
A strong upper level ridge will set up across the Pacific Northwest beginning on Sunday. Temperatures will warm each day, with Wednesday being the hottest. Weather for Sunday through Wednesday next week will be mostly sunny and unseasonably hot with afternoon high temperatures in the mid to upper 80’s on Sunday, around 90 degrees on Memorial Day and into the mid-90’s on both Tuesday and Wednesday.
Thursday will be slightly cooler with afternoon high temperatures in the upper 80’s.