Weather 2-23-21

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Behind the strong cold front that moved through last night, winds are still breezy to gusty in some locations but much less than earlier this morning. Northcentral Washington weather for today calling for clearing skies, a northwest breeze 5-10 mph with afternoon high temperatures in the lower to mid-40’s. However, if you traveling over mountain passes today and tonight, up to 2 inches per hour of snow is expected for several hours.

A brief precipitation break for about 24 hours is forecast for Wednesday. We will see sunny skies tomorrow with calm wind and high temperatures in the mid 40’s.

Two weather systems are expected to move through the Pacific Northwest back to back with the first one looking to move through early Thursday morning and the second one sometime between Friday afternoon and evening. The first of the two will be most impactful system of the forecast period, as it will bring chances for light to moderate rain mixed with snow to the lowlands and moderate to heavy snow to the mountains. Northcentral Washington can expect mostly cloudy skies each day with a 40% chance of a rain/snow mix Thursday and a 30% chance on Friday with highs in the mid 40’s. A bit breezy Thursday as well out of the west 10-15 mph and gusty at times.

As the weather systems move out of the area late Friday/early Saturday, an upper level ridge of high pressure will briefly move over the Pacific Northwest just in time for the weekend.

Forecast for Saturday and Sunday calling for sunny to mostly sunny skies with afternoon high temperatures in the mid 40’s.

Under mostly cloudy skies Monday, there is a slight chance for an isolated shower or two with highs again, in the mid-40’s.