Our forecast takes us to the Yakima Valley of southern Washington. No foolin!
At 1053AM, PT, Yakima was reporting a temperature of 53 degrees with clear skies. There is an upper level trough preparing to move through the Great Basin. There is a little bit of rain through the Columbia Gorge, but as the trough swings southeast into the 4 Corners, energy and moisture will be pulled away from the region, and central Washington is expected to stabilize through the day.
With an absence of upper level flow of any significance, a surface ridge will develop across Yakima, leading to sunny, albeit a little cool, days ahead. The next cold front will move to the west coast late in the day on Thursday, which will bring some late clouds to Yakima, but fortunately, precipitation is not anticipated, as the Cascades will shield the forecast city.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 62, Low 32
Thursday – Mostly sunny, with some clouds late, High 61, Low 27
TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 64, Low 33
Thursday – Partly Cloudy High 62, Low 35
AW: Tomorrow – Times of clouds and sun High 62, Low 30
Thursday – Mostly cloudy High 62, Low 30
NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 63, Low 31
Thursday – Partly sunny (late rain), High 62, Low 31
WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy High 59, Low 32
Thursday – Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. High 58, Low 31
WN: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy Hig 63, Low 30
Thursday – Scattered ShowersHigh 63, Low 32
Looks like some people either think the low off shore is moving faster than I do, or they don’t trust the Cascades. Here is a look at the satellite showing clouds that are associated with the rain over the Columbia Gorge.