Weather satellite today the trough of low pressure slowly sliding south today, increasing the pressure gradient at the surface and resulting in gusty northerly winds through the Okanogan Valley and Waterville Plateau areas. While this part of the Inland Northwest didn`t see nearly as much precipitation as surrounding areas, this will be susceptible to blowing dust or ash from nearby burn scars. The mild temperatures we saw yesterday and days previous will be hard to come by this weekend and for the upcoming week, as temperatures will struggle to climb out of the mid and upper 40s during the day.
Northcentral Washington weather forecast today calling for partly cloudy skies, a breezy northwest wind 10-15 mph with afternoon highs in the lower to mid-50’s.
Another trough slides south from Canada into north-central Washington late in the day on Saturday but won’t really affect our area. For both Saturday and Sunday, expect sunny to mostly sunny skies each day with afternoon high temperatures slowly cooling off down into the mid to upper 40’s.
Colder than average temperatures will continue Monday into next week, with increasing clouds Monday, look for afternoon highs to be generally in the mid-40’s. The potential for precipitation increases again as early as Monday night due to an approaching weather system. The best chances for precipitation seem to be overnight Tuesday morning and afternoon. The Wenatchee Valley and Columbia Basin can expect a 30% chance of rain mixed with snow through that time-frame with highs Tuesday afternoon in the mid to upper 40’s. Snow is the most probable precipitation type for most of our forecast area, but rising snow levels throughout the day Tuesday could support a shift to a rain/snow mix or rain by the afternoon for lower elevations.
For Veterans Day Wednesday and into Thursday, expect more unstable weather with a 30-40% chance of rain or snow showers with afternoon highs in the mid 40’s.