A weak push of north winds overnight cleared the fog and low clouds from the Wenatchee and Ephrata area’s this morning allowing for some warming temperatures today. Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies today, calm winds and afternoon high temperatures warming into the lower 40’s. Portions of the Columbia Basin that remain free of low clouds and fog today will also have a good chance of climbing into the 40s this afternoon while areas that remain stuck in fog and low clouds will likely remain in the 30s.
On Friday, a slow moving area of low pressure will approach the coast bringing an increase chance for precipitation Friday night into Saturday morning. Northcentral Washington is expected to remain dry during the day with cloudy skies and afternoon highs in the lower 40’s.
By Friday evening, we will have a 40% chance of rain showers continuing overnight and into Saturday morning. Expect some patchy fog Saturday morning as well. We will be keeping a close eye on temperature trends in the Columbia Basin and the Wenatchee Valley. At this time, it looks like the majority of the Inland Northwest will be above freezing as precipitation arrives Friday night into Saturday morning so we are not mentioning freezing rain. Aside from the potential of some light snow in the Methow Valley, we think most lowland precipitation Friday night into Saturday will be rain.
A low pressure weather system near the Southern Oregon border Saturday morning will send waves of energy our way with a 40% chance of morning showers and afternoon highs in the lower 40’s.
Sunday through Tuesday, a ridge of high pressure will build along the west coast starting Sunday with sunny skies and unseasonably warm temperatures into the mid 40’s.
Sunny for Monday as well with afternoon high temperatures near 40 degrees. There looks to be a weather disturbance that moves through the ridge in the Wednesday timeframe with cloudy skies, a 30% chance for rain mixed with snow and afternoon highs in the upper 30’s.