Weather 2-18-22 – NCWLIFE

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Winds remained high overnight in parts of Chelan and western Grant County keeping temperatures in the 40s. One more peak day today with dry weather and abnormally hot temperatures. The weather in north central Washington today will be mostly sunny with diminishing winds and unusually mild for the season with afternoon high temperatures in the lower 50s.

On Saturday, the ridge begins to flatten as a cold front moves through the area bringing with it a 30% chance of late afternoon/early evening rain showers with highs in the upper 40s . Winds are also increasing Saturday afternoon through the Wenatchee Valley in the Columbia Basin, Palouse and West Plains with gusts of 25 to 35 mph expected.

A 30% chance of rain/snow continues Saturday evening and early Sunday morning as well, with some mountain passes in the region expected to pick up 10 to 14 inches of snow with a winter storm watch in effect.

We will see clear skies on Sunday and seasonal temperatures with afternoon highs in the mid 40s.

On President’s Day Monday, a strong arctic cold front is expected to descend from Canada, providing possible record cold temperatures for much of the interior northwest. The weather forecast Monday through Wednesday will be mostly cloudy on Monday and cooler with afternoon highs in the mid 30s.

The real cold arrives Tuesday and Wednesday with mostly sunny skies each day and afternoon highs only in the mid-20s on Tuesday and near 30 degrees on Wednesday. Low night temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees.

The arctic air mass begins to moderate slowly on Thursday with partly cloudy skies and afternoon highs in the mid-30s.

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